A TOP Iranian commander warned last night that UK troops could be killed in the nation’s “fully fledged war” with the US.
The source spoke out as a vast crowd bayed for revenge at yesterday’s funeral of Major General Qasem Soleimani and a £60million price was put on Donald Trump’s head.
It came as the general’s daughter Zeinab warned that America and ally Israel would face a “dark day” over the death of her father in a US air strike.
The unnamed commander, a senior leader of Quds Force, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s special-ops arm, vowed to target US troops across the Middle East.
He said: “We request UK, the key US ally, and other western allies, including the Nato alliance, to not stand with this Trump regime, to avoid wider collateral damage.”
Ex-army Lt/Gen Sir Simon Vincent Mayall said allies were “joined at the hip” in Iraq so any attack on American assets “will inevitably, possibly lead to British casualties”.
An organiser of Soleimani’s funeral in Tehran, meanwhile, urged every Iranian to donate to a £60million bounty on US President Trump’s head.
He approved the drone strike on national hero Soleimani, 62, to thwart “imminent” attacks on Western targets.
Aides of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani shared links of a list of Trump properties to target including his Mar-a-Lago Florida resort from where he directed Friday’s attack at Baghdad Airport in Iraq.
Soleimani’s assassination has seen Iran pull out of a deal curbing its nuclear aims.
Iraqi MPs then voted to order all US troops off its soil, prompting Mr Trump to threaten economic sanctions.
He also pledged to target Iran’s historic cultural sites if US citizens were harmed by revenge. PM Boris Johnson warned doing so breached “international conventions”.
Soleimani’s daughter Zeinab warned: “Crazy Trump, don’t think that everything is over with my father’s martyrdom.
“The families of US soldiers in the Middle East will spend their days waiting for death of their children.” Senior figures wept at the vigil including the Islamic nation’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and military chief Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani.
Iranian cleric Shahab Moradi claimed revenge against the US would be tough as “all their heroes are cartoon characters”.
He said: “Are we supposed to take out Spider-Man and SpongeBob?”
Meanwhile, ex-Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned it will be “much harder” to get British-Iranian citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, home after Qasem Soleimani’s assassination. She is serving five years in jail in Iran after being accused of spying.