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Iranian ambassador to Japan calls U.S. attack “declaration of war”

  • January 7, 2020
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TBS reported this morning on its exclusive interview with Iranian Ambassador to Japan Rahmani conducted at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Japan on Monday. Regarding Soleimani’s death, the ambassador reportedly said: “Like millions of people in Iran, I was very shocked and saddened by the news. This act of terrorism and assassination committed by the U.S. runs counter to international laws and norms.” Rahmani also reportedly said: “The U.S. act was a declaration of war.” Noting that many Iranians held up yellow flags saying “We are ready anytime” during the march on Monday to mourn the death of Soleimani, the network quoted the Iranian ambassador as saying: “The sentiment is that we should unite and fight back against the act of terrorism and assassination committed by the U.S. We think Iran has a legitimate right to fight back or take retaliatory measures.” When asked what kind of retaliation Iran is considering, the ambassador reportedly responded: “I don’t know the details, but an attack will definitely take place as a concrete measure at the right place and the right time.” 

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