Iran declared Thursday a day of national mourning after this attack, the deadliest in the country since 1978.
A first explosion occurred 700 meters from General Soleimani's tomb, the second a kilometer further, according to Iranian sources.
The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, supported by Tehran, denounced a terrorist act […] which seeks to destabilize the security of the Islamic Republic in the service of the agenda of the Zionist entity (Israel).
Syria has expressed its full solidarity in the face of the terrorist attacks and shameful plots which, according to it, target its Iranian ally.
For his part, Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced an attack shocking in its cruelty and cynicism.
The Secretary General of the The UN, the European Union, France, Germany, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia also condemned the attack.
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General Qassem Soleimani, photographed in 2016 in Tehran.
Qassem Soleimani was a key figure in the Iranian regime and one of the country's most popular figures.
Long considered a sworn enemy of Washington and his allies, Qassem Soleimani led the Quds Force, the external operations arm of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, overseeing military operations throughout the Middle East.
Declared a living martyr by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, while he was still alive, Qassem Soleimani was celebrated for his role in the defeat of the armed jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.