Thousands Mourn Iranian General

January 06, 2020 12:05 PM
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The leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas is in Tehran attending the funeral of an Iranian general Qasem Soleimani who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq.

In addition, Tehran announced it is abandoning the remaining limits of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers in response to the slaying of General Soleimani. The developments could bring Iran closer to building an atomic bomb, set off a proxy or military attack launched by Tehran against America and enable the Islamic State group to stage a comeback in Iraq, making the Middle East a far more dangerous and unstable place. International Edition’s Steve Miller speaks to Stratfor Senior Military Strategist Omar Lamrani about the ongoing situation and its impact on the region and world.

Plus, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will introduce and vote on a war powers resolution this week to limit U.S. President Donald Trump’s military actions regarding Iran. VOA Congressional Correspondent Katherine Gypson has that part of the story.

And, Kenyan police say they have arrested three men who tried to force their way into a British Army training camp on the same day that al-Shabab extremists attacked a military base and killed three U.S. military personnel. VOA Pentagon Correspondent Carla Babb has the latest.