Friday's killing of Soleimani appeared to have divided Iraqi opinion. The US State Department has warned Americans in Iraq to leave "immediately". Tensions boiled over on Friday when the USA struck Soleimani's convoy as it drove out of Baghdad airport and United States diplomats and troops across Iraq had been bracing themselves for more rocket attacks.
President Trump ordered the attack, saying in remarks Friday in Florida that "what the US did yesterday should have been done long ago". Tens of thousands of people marched in Baghdad on Saturday to mourn Iran's military chief Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, killed in a USA airstrike that has raised the spectre of wider conflict in the Middle East.
Slogans like "Jiyo aur jeene do (live and let live)', '#No CAA, #No NRC ", 'Mera desh, mera samvidhan (My country, my Constitution)' were painted on the road outside Jamia along with caricatures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah .
President Donald Trump has said the U.S. killed Iran's top military commander Qasem Soleimani "to stop a war, not to start one". "Iran's web of patron-client relationships and proxies was largely Soleimani's creation, and it was he who brilliantly developed and managed these relationships to Tehran's advantage", said Jonathan Spyer, a research fellow at Philadelphia-based think tank the Middle East Forum.
Constitution says nothing about "filing" (Tribe's word) Articles in Senate or otherwise giving House power over trial. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should promptly transmit the two articles of impeachment approved by the House to the Senate so that arrangements for a trial can begin.
The Pentagon has not gone into specifics about Friday's strike using an MQ-9 Reaper drone, though it has made clear President Trump gave the order to carry it out. "He's going to become an even larger figure in death than he was in life", said Bajoghli, an assistant professor of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.