Iraqis chant "death to America" during top Iranian commander's funeral march
New Delhi : Thousands of Iraqis were seen chanting death to America as they mourned a top Iranian commander and others killed in a US drone attack. The attack has developed a situation of triggering a regional proxy war between Washington and Tehran.
The killing of Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani on Friday dramatically escalated issued between the Washington and Tehran.
Iraqi political leaders and clerics were seen present at the mass ceremony to honour 62-year-old Soleimani and the other nine victims of the pre-dawn attack on Baghdad international airport.
On the other hand, Donald Trump claimed that the decision to attack and kill the Iran leader was to prevent the future attack on US diplomats and troops.
"We took action last night to stop a war," he insisted. "We did not take action to start a war."
But, Soleimani's followers have pledged for revenge from America.
"The response for military action is a military action," Iranian ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi told CNN, calling the strike an "act of war".
"By whom, by when, where? That is for the future to witness."