Mike Pompeo responds to top Iranian commander's killing

Filed on January 3, 2020
Mike Pompeo, Qassem Soleimani, US, Iran

Anti-regime protesters in Baghdad sing, dance after Soleimani death.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted a video on Twitter on Thursday he said showed Iraqis "dancing in the street" over the killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani by the US.

"Iraqis - Iraqis - dancing in the street for freedom; thankful that General Soleimani is no more," Pompeo wrote, alongside footage of scores of people running along a road waving what appeared to be Iraqi flags and other banners.

The United States announced earlier that it had killed the commander of the Islamic republic's Quds Force in a strike on Baghdad's international airport on Friday.

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