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Anti-US protest in Delhi against Iranian General Qasem Suleimani's killing

The demonstrators protested near the US embassy carrying posters of Suleimani and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and raised slogans of 'Down with America and Israel'.

Published: 07th January 2020 03:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2020 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

An Indian woman holding placards protest against American President Donald Trump against the killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani near the US Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday.

An Indian woman holding placards protest against American President Donald Trump against the killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani near the US Embassy in New Delhi. (Photo | ANI)

By ANI

NEW DELHI: A large group of people held a protest near the United States embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday over the killing of top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a US airstrike in Baghdad last week.

The demonstrators gathered at the Teen Murti Lane in the national capital, carrying the posters of Suleimani and Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and raised slogans of 'Down with America and Israel'.

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Indians protest against American President Donald Trump against the killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani near the US Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo | ANI)

Soleimani, who was Iran's most powerful military commander, was killed on Friday in a US airstrike carried out near the Baghdad international airport.

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His assassination has triggered a dramatic escalation of tensions in the Middle East and marked the most significant confrontation between the US and Iran in recent years.

"General Suleimani always helped in enhancing the relations between India and Iran. He backed New Delhi on a number of significant issues, be it the negotiations on the Chabahar port or the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ)," said a protester.

Soleimani's killing had earlier triggered protests in Shia dominated Kargil in Ladakh UT, and Budgam in central Kashmir.

The protests at New Delhi have come at a time when tens of thousands of mourners have poured into the streets of the Iranian city of Kerman to attend the funeral of Soleimani. 



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