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A disturbing video shows an Iranian actor posing as a gunman and aiming at US President Donald Trump in a mocked-up assassination attempt. 

The video emerged as Tehran vows bloody revenge for the killing of top commander Qasem Soleimani on Friday. 

The images, released by Iranian news agency Fars, manipulate real-life footage of Trump being ushered off-stage during a Nevada rally on November 5, amid fears an audience member had a gun. 

A disturbing video shows an Iranian actor posing as a gunman and aiming at US President Donald Trump in a mocked-up assassination attempt

A disturbing video shows an Iranian actor posing as a gunman and aiming at US President Donald Trump in a mocked-up assassination attempt

The fake assassination video shows the gunman firing shots at Trump, who is then hastily removed from the podium

The fake assassination video shows the gunman firing shots at Trump, who is then hastily removed from the podium

The images, released by Iranian news agency Fars, manipulate real-life footage of Trump being ushered off-stage during a Nevada rally on November 5, amid fears an audience member had a gun

The images, released by Iranian news agency Fars, manipulate real-life footage of Trump being ushered off-stage during a Nevada rally on November 5, amid fears an audience member had a gun

The fake assassination video shows the gunman firing shots at Trump, who is then hastily removed from the podium. 

The video caption reads ‘Hey US, if you begin the war, we will end the war.’ 

It was released as Iran has vowed to take ‘severe revenge’ for the killing of Soleimani, who was widely seen as one of the most powerful men in the Middle East, ordered by the White House on Friday. 

General Soleimani’s death has sparked calls across Iran for revenge against America for a killing that has drastically raised tensions across the region.  

It comes as one of Iran‘s vice presidents, Massoumeh Ebtekar, said Trump had made a ‘serious miscalculation’ and referred to a ‘wave of awakening’ across the Western world in the wake of Soleimani’s death, in an interview with CNN on Tuesday. 

Ebtekar, the current Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs, said that the outrage at his death was not just limited to Iran and claimed that many countries including across Europe and the US, understand the ‘terrible actions of the American government’.  

Ebtekar, the current Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs, said that the outrage at his death was not just limited to Iran and claimed that many countries including across Europe and the US, understand the 'terrible actions of the American government'

Ebtekar, the current Vice President of Iran for Women and Family Affairs, said that the outrage at his death was not just limited to Iran and claimed that many countries including across Europe and the US, understand the ‘terrible actions of the American government’

She added that the killing of Soleimani has brought the Iranian nation together

She added that the killing of Soleimani has brought the Iranian nation together

Ebtekar said: ‘I’m sure that they regret what they’ve done because the response is not only limited to Iran. We see this wave of awakening in many countries in the world, in many European countries… 

‘In the US, the people in the US, their reactions, I’ve been seeing some of this on the social networks, on Twitter. 

‘This is an awakening. The people now understand very well what has happened and the terrible actions of the American government.’ 

Iranians attend a gathering to commemorate the memory of the former IRGC Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani in central Tehran on Tuesday evening

Iranians attend a gathering to commemorate the memory of the former IRGC Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani in central Tehran on Tuesday evening

A woman holds a sign showing Soleimani as mourners gather to commemorate the memory of the commander

A woman holds a sign showing Soleimani as mourners gather to commemorate the memory of the commander 

She added that the killing of Soleimani has brought the Iranian nation together. 

Ebtekar said that US President Donald Trump had made a ‘serious miscalculation’. 

‘They made a serious mistake by assassinating, by taking this terrorist action, against Commander Soleimani, and I’m sure that they regret what they have done,’ she said.  

Ebtekar’s comments come as more than 50 mourners were killed and more than 200 injured after a stampede broke out on the final day of Qassem Soleimani’s funeral in Iran today.

Iran’s farewell to the general descended into chaos after thousands of people thronged to his home town of Kerman, where he is being buried on the third day of his funeral. 

With a sea of mourners clamouring to see Soleimani’s coffin, state media said the overcrowding had caused a stampede which left 56 people dead and 213 injured. 

Iranian mourners gather for the burial of slain top general Qassem Soleimani in his hometown of Kerman on Tuesday

Iranian mourners gather for the burial of slain top general Qassem Soleimani in his hometown of Kerman on Tuesday

A woman holds up a placard declaring 'we want revenge' during today's funeral gathering in Soleimani's home town

A woman holds up a placard declaring ‘we want revenge’ during today’s funeral gathering in Soleimani’s home town 

The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps foreign operations arm, Qassem Soleimani, was killed on Friday in a US strike on Baghdad international airport.

The head of the Quds Force was widely seen as one of the most powerful men in the region and the architect of Iran’s support for the Syrian army.

Tehran has reacted by vowing bloody revenge, as have the militias it controls in Iraq, while parliament in Baghdad has voted to request a full US troop withdrawal.

US President Donald Trump, who boasted in a tweet that Soleimani should have been killed earlier, in turn threatened Iran with more strikes and Iraq with sanctions if US forces were targeted or forced to leave. 

Rouhani tells Macron US interests in the region are ‘in danger’ 

AFP 

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron Tuesday that America’s interests in the region were ‘in danger’, his office said, after the US killed an Iranian general.

‘The United States must know its interests and security in the region are in danger and that it cannot escape the consequences of this great crime,’ he said in an hour-long telephone call with Macron, quoted in a statement by the Iranian presidency.

Friday’s killing of General Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad on the orders of President Donald Trump ratcheted up tensions between the arch-foes.

Iran vowed ‘severe revenge’ before Trump warned that Washington had lined up 52 targets if Tehran attacked American personnel or assets.

Rouhani said the Americans had ‘committed a major strategic error in assassinating General Soleimani’, head of the Revolutionary Guards’ foreign operations arm.

The Iranian president added that the killing might have the opposite effect of what the US had expected.

‘This crime has strengthened as never before the unity and solidarity of the Iranian people, and also that of the Iraqi people,’ he told Macron.

‘The Islamic Republic of Iran never seeks war and insecurity in the region, but it does not hesitate to defend its rights and sovereignty,’ he said.

 

 

 

 

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