Speaking at an open session of the parliament on Sunday, Larijani said the “barbaric move by the US president (to order the attack) is a terrorist war operation”.
“The US has endangered the security of the region and should be held accountable,” he said.
“Be aware that this bitter adventurism will bring painful results for you,” the top Iranian lawmaker said, urging US to pull its forces out of the region.
He also reiterated that, as the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has said, a crushing response awaits those who disrespect the Iranian nation’s dignity.
General Soleimani, the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi, and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of Friday.
The White House and the Pentagon confirmed the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump.
In a message on Friday, Ayatollah Khamenei offered condolences to the Iranian nation over the martyrdom of Major General Soleimani, and said harsh revenge awaits those who assassinated the top commander.
“Martyr Soleimani is an international figure of the Resistance, and all the devotees of Resistance are now his avengers,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.