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  • "Anyone who attacks us will receive a resounding blow," the premier told a Jerusalem conference after Iran launched a salvo retaliatory missile strikes on bases used by US troops in Iraq. Netanyahu has described the target of last week's US drone strike as a "terrorist-in-chief".

    The world's oldest premier Mahathir Mohamad, who has in recent months stoked diplomatic tensions by speaking out on issues concerning the Muslim world, also said the U.S. drone attack on Soleimani was against international laws.

    The US killed Soleimani, other Revolutionary Guard members and a senior Iraqi militia leader in a stunning attack on their convoy, shortly after Soleimani had arrived at Baghdad's international airport. The killing, ordered by Trump, has dramatically heightened the risk of war as senior Iranian figures vow to strike US military targets in response.

    ​Last week's killing of Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike at Baghdad airport surprised many of Washington's allies and triggered calls for de-escalation. But Tehran has vowed to avenge the commander, and US President Donald Trump has threatened "major retaliation" if any American targets are hit.

    Sunday's attack was the second night in a row that the Green Zone was hit and the 14th time over the last two months that US installations have been targeted. Ties between Iraq and the US have deteriorated after an American drone attack killed Iran's Major General Qasem Soleimani near the Baghdad international airport .

    Every December, members of the Ahmadiyya sect, one of the most persecuted minorities in the world, gather in a township in Punjab, India - the birthplace of their founder. Pakistan declared the Ahmadiyya community as non-Muslims in 1974, paving the way for their decades-long persecution. There are an estimated 10 million Ahmadis around the world, living in more than 200 countries.

    A group of Shia Muslims in Lucknow staged protest against the United States’ drone attack on Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Protesters rai...

    The nuclear accord between Iran and the United Nations Security Council's five permanent members -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the US -- plus Germany was agreed in 2015. It has been hanging by a thread since the US withdrawal in May 2018, despite efforts to salvage it led by the three European nations that remain parties to the deal along with China and Russia.

    The Quds Force is part of the 125,000-strong Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary organization that answers only to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Guard oversees Iran's ballistic missile program, has its naval forces shadow the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf and includes an all-volunteer Basij force.

    President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iran that the US will hit the Islamic Republic harder than ever before if Tehran retaliates to the killing of top military commander Qasem Soleimani in an American air strike in Baghdad.

    Soleimani's body was flown to the city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran. IRIB posted a video clip of a casket wrapped in an Iranian flag being unloaded from a plane as a military band played.

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