[Global News reporter Wen Jiabao] U.S. military air raids on Iraq's Baghdad airport in the early hours of Wednesday, following an order from U.S. President Donald Trump, killed senior officer of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps special forces, Al-Quds Brigade, Kasim A. Major General Solemani. On Wednesday, Iran's defense minister, Amir Ayrd, was quoted by Reuters as saying the Islamic Republic's IRNA. Khatami vowed that Iran would carry out \"devastating retaliation \".
According to the report, Khatami said:\" against Solemani [suffered] the unjust assassination,[ we] will carry out devastating revenge... We will retaliate against all those involved and responsible for his assassination.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Iraqi Shi'ite militia commander Abu Gadhafi's forces at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. Mahdi? Mohammadis and al-Kassim Kaseem, senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps special forces, the Al-Quds Brigade, said:'We are looking at this. Major General Solemani was killed by three rocket attacks on his vehicle.
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, subsequently vowed \"severe retaliation\" for the sacrifice of Solemane by United States air strikes. Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif also tweeted that the murder of Major General Solemane by the United States was an \"act of international terrorism\" and that the United States was responsible for all the consequences of its \"rogue adventurism \". Earlier, Iran's former Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Razaee, Secretary of the National Interest Committee, confirmed that he had also said,\" We are going to retaliate severely against the United States. \".
Solemani, who led the overseas arm of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has also played an important role in recent years in the conflict in Syria and Iraq, and has a strong domestic and international reputation in Iran. Over the past 20 years, he has survived numerous assassinations carried out by Western, Israeli and Arab intelligence agencies. The BBC described Mr Solemani as a \"key general\" in Iran.