Early Friday morning, a drone strike authorized by President Trump killed top Iranian intelligence commander Qassem Soleimani in Bagdhad. Iran responded by vowing "harsh vengeance" on the U.S., which claims the strike was carried out in order to disrupt an "imminent attack" on Americans in the Middle East. As tensions between the two nations escalate, countries around the region appealed for calm. We'll talk about what might come next.
Top Iran General Killed by US
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Iranians hold posters of Iranian Revolutionary Guards Major General Qassem Soleimani during a demonstration in the capital Tehran on Jan. 3, 2020 against the killing of the top commander in a US strike in Baghdad. ( ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)
Jonathan Marcus, defence and diplomatic correspondent, BBC
Mieke Eoyang, vice president, Third Way's National Security Program