Reactions pouring in from around the world after killing of Iran's General Qassem Soleimani

In reaction to the killing, the hashtag #WorldWar3 and #WWIII quickly started trending on Twitter.

Reactions pouring in from around the world after killing of Iran's General Qassem Soleimani
Protesters hold up a portrait of Qasem Soleimani during a demonstration Friday in Tehran following the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed him. (Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg)

Reactions have been pouring in from around the world after a US drone strike killed the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Soleimani at Baghdad’s airport on Friday.

US politicians were divided across party lines with some Republican politicians mainly praising the attack, while some Democrat politicians said it was "reckless," warning that it'll likely raise tensions in the region.

It's considered in Iran the assassination of Qassem Soleimani to be an "act of war". In reaction to the killing, the hashtag #WorldWar3 and #WWIII quickly started trending on Twitter.

US President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. military to take “decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing "a man once referred to by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as a “living martyr of the revolution” according to the Pentagon,

The attack is expected to draw severe Iranian retaliation against Israel and American interests. The Defense Department said Soleimani was “actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.”

Source : EuroNews