US-Iran tensions: All the latest updates – Khamenei warns of harsh revenge

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Soleimani and al-Muhandis’s deaths are a potential turning point in the Middle East and are expected to draw severe retaliation from Iran and the forces it backs in the region against Israel and US interests. Here are all the latest updates amid the heightened tensions as of Friday, January 3: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for three days of mourning, saying Major-General Soleimani’s killing will double the motivation of the resistance against the United States and Israel. According to Iranian state TV Khamenei said harsh revenge awaits “criminals” who killed Soleimani.