World War 3: Iran mocked by Mike Pompeo as he laughs at Tehran's Soleimani death outrage

Mr Pompeo was interviewed on TV about President Donald Trump’s actions over the assassination of the Iranian General. During the televised hearing, he was asked a question on it and replied with a laugh. He answered: “Does anybody believe he was a ‘kind diplomat’?”

Mr Pompeo also said that he was confident that if Iran made another bad choice, Presided Trump will respond as he did last week in a major hint to World War 3 starting.

He went on to accuse Iran of working to thwart efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.

He said: “Iran has refused to join the regional and international consensus for peace, and is, in fact, actively working to undermine the peace process by continuing its long global effort to support militant groups there.”

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The US has mocked the outrage over the general'd death (Image: REUTERS)

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President Trump ordered the strikes (Image: GETTY)

He was speaking at a State Department news conference.

It comes less than a week after President Trump ordered airstrikes after the US embassy was targeted by Tehran.

The airstrikes killed general Soleimani, sparking outrage and threats of war from Iran.

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Qasem Soleimani was killed last week in the strike (Image: GETTY)

Today, Britain is preparing to follow the lead of the US and pull its troops from Iraq.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) deployed around 20 military planners and liaison officers to the British embassy in Baghdad over the weekend, The Times reports.

It is understood defence officials are concerned the threat of retaliation will increase at the conclusion of the three days of mourning to mark the death of the general.

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The death has sparked outrage in Iran (Image: GETTY)

According to a report by the Iranian Tasnim news agency, Tehran has worked up 13 sets of plans for revenge for General Soleimani’s killing.

The report quoted Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, as saying that even the weakest among them would be a “historic nightmare” for the US.

Mr Shamkhani said: ”If the US troops do not leave our region voluntarily and upright, we will do something to carry their bodies horizontally out.”

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Iranians have chanted 'death to America' (Image: GETTY)

The British forces are located across three main bases - Camp Taji near Baghdad, Union III in Baghdad, and Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan.

The service personnel are not currently in a combat role in Iraq and are on the ground providing training to Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Kurdish Security Forces (KSF).

The US has more than 10 times the amount of troops in the region, with an estimated 5,200 personnel.

The presence of British and American forces are under-threat after the Iraqi parliament voted in favour of a resolution to “end the presence” of foreign troops in the region.

The bill, although not legally binding, prohibits foreign troops from using “its land, airspace or water”.

The US has denied it is about to withdraw its military forces from the region after a leaked signed letter by a US military official indicated an evacuation was imminent.

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President Trump was elected in 2016 (Image: EXPRESS.CO.UK)

Following a cabinet meeting this afternoon the Prime Minister’s spokesman said the security of personnel in Iraq is “paramount” and UK will keep its plans under constant review.

The spokesman added: “The Prime Minister set out the Government's position on the importance of protecting British citizens and interests and de-escalating tensions.”

Boris Johnson broke his silence on Sunday evening and accused General Soleimani of being “a threat to all our interests” and said, “we will not lament his death”.

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