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Iran's President Rouhani has promised it will get [avenge / revenge] for the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Friday. In a strongly-[worded / wording] statement, President Rouhani said: "The Americans do not realise what [tomb / grave] error they have committed. Revenge for his [bloody / blood] will be secured, and the [filth / filthy] hands of America will be cut off forever from this [region / legion] ." Iran's religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered [simulated / similarly] vengeful comments. He said: "Severe retaliation awaits murderers who [have / bleed] the blood of Mr Soleimani and that of other [martyrs / matters] on their wicked hands." He said Soleimani's death would intensify Iran's [hostility / hostile] towards the United States and Israel.

Qassem Soleimani, 62, was regarded as the [second / secondly] most powerful [figure / figurine] in Iran. He was Iran's pre-eminent military leader and was viewed [was / as] the architect of Iran's spreading [confluence / influence] in the Middle East. Such was his popularity with many Iranians, he was [daubed / dubbed] the "rock star general". U.S. President Donald Trump said he ordered the [assassination / assassin] of Soleimani after the death of an American [on / in] attacks on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad. Mr Trump said the assassination was [to / for] prevent war in the region. He called Mr Soleimani a terrorist responsible for thousands of deaths. The world is now on [fishhooks / tenterhooks] to see how Iran retaliates. "World War III" was the top-trending [hashtag / hash brown] on social media on Saturday.

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