Iran politics Khamenei 17 Ocak 2020 - 12:22

URGENT Khamenei: 'Bitter' plane tragedy should not cloud Soleimani's 'sacrifice' Tehran, Jan 17, 2020 (AFP) - Iran's supreme leader called the accidential downing of a Ukrainian airliner a "bitter" tragedy Friday but said it should not overshadow the "sacrifice" of a top commander killed in a US drone strike. "The plane crash was a bitter accident, it burned through our heart," Khamenei said. "But some tried to... portray it in a way to forget the great martyrdom and sacrifice" of Major General Qasem Soleimani, the head of the foreign operations arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards. amh/kir

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