The Supreme National Security Council of Iran will hold an emergency meeting in coming hours to discuss the US’ criminal assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani.
The SNSC spokesman Keyvan Khosravi said Friday the meeting will be held later in the day following the criminal move by the US to assassinate General Soleimani.
Major General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), were killed in US airstrikes in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
The IRGC announced in a statement on Friday morning that Major General Soleimani and al-Muhandis were martyred in the attack carried out by US helicopters.
The Iraqi pro-government group also confirmed the incident.
“The deputy head of the Hashed, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and head of the Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, were killed in a US strike that targeted their car on the Baghdad International Airport road,” the statement said on Friday.