It was in a live story that CNN reporter Frederik Pleitgen had just sent back from the streets of Tehran, where angry Iranians kept repeating and shouting.
Thousands of people mourned for the country's great Sulaimani in Tehran on the morning of Saturday. CNN's live report describes the apparent feeling of anger among the Iranians.
\"Many of the people in the crowd have been here for hours since sunrise, mourning the death of the country's top military leader. \"The report says.
Apparently, the American journalist in the crowd, Frederick, clearly felt the ire of the Iranians around him:\" What they [the Iranians] wanted was the strong retaliation in their mouths. I don't know if you can hear the repeated chants from behind me - a lot of people say,\" Down with America,\" and \"America die.\"
Frederick went on:\" As they [the Iranians] are constantly stressing, he [Suleimani] is one of those who confront [the extremist group] ISIS. They believe he is the one who makes the country safer. Of course, his international reputation is very different, but for the people here he is no less than a hero.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, U.S. air strikes at Baghdad International Airport, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander of the \"Al-Quds Brigade \", Qasim said. Mr. Suleimani and Mr. Abu Dhabi, deputy commander of Iraq's Shi'ite militia, the People's Mobilization Organization. Mehdi? Muhandis and others were killed in the attack.
Earlier on Saturday, Iran held a memorial service for Suleimani in the capital Tehran, where Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei prayed for Suleimani's coffin. From a number of foreign media sent to the scene of the memorial service photos, Khamenei in prayer, the expression was very solemn, once shed tears.
Iran's Tasnim news agency said Khamenei wept repeatedly. According to the Islamic Republic of Iran news agency (IRNA), Khamenei commented on the martyrdom of Suleimani that \"severe retaliation is about to come to these criminals \".