PUBLISHED: 08:18, Tue, Jan 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:19, Tue, Jan 7, 2020
The video replicates US President Donald Trump’s tweet of the American flag following the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani. It shows the Twitter likes as “people killed” as the American flag blew away to unveil a coffin. The terrifying video was accompanied by the warning: “US soldiers should leave me or die in it.”
World War 3 fears rocketed after the US military on Thursday killed Iran's second-most-powerful commander Qassem Soleimani as he travelled to Baghdad International Airport alongside anti-ISIS paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.
The US Department of Defense claimed General Soleimani had masterminded several attacks on US targets, causing the death of American civilians as well as military personnel through several years and was orchestrating further strikes.
But Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "severe revenge awaits the criminals" behind the attack.
Global leaders have begun assessing the magnitude of the situation with many holding fears of World War 3 and destabilisation of the Middle East.
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Iran has issued a terrifying warning to the US (Image: GETTY/Tasnim news agency)
The video replicates US President Donald Trump’s tweet of the American flag (Image: Tasnim news agency)
For the first time in the history of Iran, a red flag was raised over the Holy Dome of Jamkarān Mosque symbolising a severe battle to come. The disturbing war flag reads the words: "Those who want to avenge the blood of Hussein."