Iran fired missiles Wednesday at Iraqi bases used by the US military, officials in Washington and Tehran said, in the first act of the Islamic republic’s promised revenge for the US killing of a top Iranian general.
A bounty of $80 million has been placed on Donald Trump’s head. An unknown Iranian eulogist placed the bounty on the US President after the killing of top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by the US forces. At the funeral of the slain general, $1 was collected from everyone present. As per the eulogist, 80 million Iranians contributing $1 each would mean $80 million that the country will be willing to spend to avenge the death of its most celebrated general. The Iranian government has not confirmed nor commented on reports of the bounty.
Equity benchmark BSE Sensex extending early losses to plunge over 700 points in afternoon session on Monday as escalation in tensions in the Middle East fuelled intense sell-off in global equities.
How much you pay for your daily petrol, diesel may well be dependent on how Iran and US play out their escalated tensions in the gulf region after US’s strike killing Iranian general in Baghdad.
The blowback over the US killing of a top Iranian general mounted Sunday as Iran announced it will no longer abide by the limits contained in the 2015 nuclear deal and Iraq’s Parliament called for the expulsion of all American troops from Iraqi soil.
A US strike killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi military force at Baghdad’s airport early Friday, the Hashed announced.
India played a balancing act in maintaining its ties with the United States and Iran, as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Tehran soon after he and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held the second India-America 2+2 dialogue with their counterparts in Washington D.C.