Iran's ambassador to the United Nations said the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani is an "act of war."
Appearing on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi said, “We can’t just close our eyes to what happened last night. Definitely there will be revenge, a harsh revenge.”
"Last night they (the US) started a military war by assassinating by an act of terror against one of our top generals. So what else can be expected of Iran to do? We cannot just remain silent. We have to act and we will act," he said.
Ravanchi made the comments as President Trump wrapped up remarks at an evangelical event in Miami, where he said he ordered the killing of Soleimani because he was planning a "very major attack."
Asked if Iran will have to act militarily, he said, "The response for a military action is a military action. By whom? When? Where? That’s for the future to witness.”