‘Trump is a terrorist in a suit’: How the world is reacting to the Iran crisis

Despite international calls for calm following the killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, aggression between the US and Iran is continuing to escalate.

While Washington is threatening to attack dozens of targets if Iran retaliates by striking American nationals or US assets, officials in Tehran have been describing President Donald Trump as a “terrorist in a suit”.

As hundreds of thousands of mourners pay tribute to Maj Gen Soleimani during a grand funeral procession across the Islamic Republic, here is what some of the key players in the crisis have been saying.

Tens of thousands of people in the northeastern city of Mashhad watched Soleimani's body being transported by truck to Imam Reza shrine during Sunday's funeral procession.

Mass crowds accompany General Soleimani’s coffin

What the US says

Mr Trump has defended ordering the killing of Maj Gen Soleimani, tweeting: “They attacked us, & we hit back. If they attack again, which I would strongly advise them not to do, we will hit them harder than they have ever been hit before!”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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