Tens of thousands of people have rallied on the streets of Tehran, the Iranian capital.

This development occurred after the killing of General Qassem Soleimani  in a US air strike at Baghdad airport.

US forces killed a top Iranian general in a drone airstrike on Baghdad airport – an attack that marks a dramatic escalation of tensions with Tehran.

Iran immediately threatened a “crushing revenge” for the assassination in Iraq of Major General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force and spearhead of Iran’s spreading military influence in the Middle East.

In a report from CNN reporter Ramin Mostaghim, it was revealed that similar rallies are underway in hundreds of cities and towns in Iran.