"We will respond decisively to any sabotage," Head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Major General Hossein Salami warns, while oil prices soar amid Iran-US saber-rattling.
Qasem Soleimani's less charismatic replacement won't change Iran's regional policies, but we might witness an expansion.
The US killed the militia's commander Abu Mahdi al Muhandis along with the most influential Iranian commander Qasem Solaimani following militia's siege of the US consulate in Baghdad.
Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani urged leaders to abandon partisan politics in choosing a new head of government and said he would have no involvement in efforts to replace Adil Abdul Mahdi.
The human rights group said it "believes that the death toll is significantly higher" and was still investigating. It called on the international community to condemn the bloodshed.
The US has deployed military equipment and pulled non-essential staff from its embassy in Iraq amid tensions with Iran.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards says it targeted "terrorist" headquarters in far southeast of Syria in retaliation for a recent attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz that killed at least 25 people.
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