US-Iran tension rises after killing of top military leader

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Pakistani Shi'ite Muslim supporters of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) burn U.S and Israel's flags to condemn the death of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in an airstrike near Baghdad, during a protest in Lahore, Pakistan January 3, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Mohsin Raza.

Tension between the U.S. and Iran skyrocketed on Thursday after a U.S. drone strike killed Qassim Suleimani, who masterminded Iran’s intelligence and military forces for two decades. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CNN this morning that the airstrike was in response to an “imminent threat” from Iran. Iran’s supreme leader has vowed revenge.