Hezbollah leader promises retaliation for killing of Iranian general

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech on Sunday that the U.S. military in the Middle East would face retaliation for the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Nasrallah said the killing was a “clear, blatant crime” that marked “the start of a new phase” for the area. He said that attacks on U.S. military in the region would be “fair punishment” for the killing.

“When the coffins of American soldiers and officers begin to be transported … to the United States, [President] Trump and his administration will realize that they have really lost the region and will lose the elections,” Nasrallah said in his first public statement since Soleimani’s death on Friday.

The U.S. classifies Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

🔦 The Iraqi parliament voted on Sunday to expel the U.S. military from Iraq.