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    Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed on Friday in a move that further exacerbated the already tense relations between Iran and the United States. Iran is currently holding ceremonies across the country to mourn the late general.

    Iran's Minister of Information and Communications Technology Azari Jahromi has lashed out at US President Trump via Twitter calling him a "terrorist in a suit".

    In his latest tweet, Jahromi likened the US President to Daesh*, Adolf Hitler and Genghis Khan who, according to the minister, all hate culture, adding that Trump will soon learn that nobody can defeat "the Great Iranian Nation & Culture".

    Jahromi's tweet comes in response to Trump's menacing post in which he vowed to hit Iranian targets "very fast and very hard" if Iran attacks US nationals or assets.

    Trump's statement was also met with indignation by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif who underlined that the US president's threats, if acted on, will represent another breach of international law.

    ​The most recent escalation in Iran-US relations came as Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the elite Quds Force of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was killed in an airstrike authorised by Trump in the early hours of Friday.

    The situation further heated up after two separate rocket attacks hit Iraq - one in the Green Zone near the US embassy in Baghdad, and the other at Balad air base, which hosts US forces and is located north of Baghdad.

    ​* Daesh (ISIL/ISIS/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia

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    Iraq, Qasem Soleimani, Iran
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