January 5, 2020 / 2:39 PM / 17 days ago

Hezbollah says U.S. military in the Middle East will pay price for Soleimani killing

BEIRUT, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday the U.S. military in the Middle East would pay the price for the assassination of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, calling this the just punishment for his killing.

Nasrallah, speaking in a televised addressed commemorating Soleimani’s death in a U.S. attack, said responding to the killing was not only Iran’s responsibility but the responsibility of its allies in the region too.

Nasrallah said that U.S. civilians in the region “should not be touched”, saying this would serve U.S. President Donald Trump’s agenda.

Reporting by Beirut bureau; Writing by Tom Perry

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