Dozens of people where killed as they took part in a funeral procession for the victims of the previous deadly terror attack in the Iranian capital Tehran. Thousands of mourners, many of them young men and women, had arrived at the scene of the attack for an emotionally charged funeral procession.
The funeral came just hours after Iran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases where U.S. troops where stationed. Meanwhile, the Iranian parliament has passed an emergency bill declaring those acting on its behalf are actually terrorists and subject to Iranian sanctions.
Khamenei has promised severe revenge for the killings, while the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, has also promised retribution.
The US Air Force deployed 52 stealth bombers after Trump threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites, including the most important Iranian sites, if Iran attacked any US interests.
Little is known about the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in Iraq. Iranian scholar, Shiite theologian and politician, who was Prime Minister of Iran from 15 to 30 August 1981 when he was assassinated by the Mujahideen (MEK), was also known as a musician who introduced the string guitar and is considered by many to be one of the most influential figures for the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
Qassem Suleimani, who was killed in Baghdad by a U.S. drone strike, became known to Iranians and was sometimes discussed as the future president. He was a close friend of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader.
East of Tehran, the Masjid-e Imam Kerman was built in 1350 by Amir Mobarezeddin. Shah Nematollah Vali was a famous Iranian poet who lived for more than 100 years and greatly influenced the country’s literature. Qaleh was built by the Afghans during their brief subjugation of Kerman in the late 14th century and then again during the war against the Persians as a citadel.
Rayen is just an hour from Kermanshah and offers a good view of one of Iran’s most impressive fortresses, which has suffered earthquake damage.
Kerman is one of the most beautiful places in Iran, let alone any place in the world, with a rich history, culture and heritage. It may not have such historic sites as Isfahan or Shiraz, but don’t need to waste your precious time viewing closed museums and disappointing monuments in Kerman, Iran, instead, you have the opportunity to explore all the tourist attractions, like Disneyland Iran.
Backpacking in Iran is certainly worth it, so do your research so you don’t get fucked. If you travel with Gapa Tour, they offer three tours of Iran that pass through Kerman, you can visit all the sights, so you can experience all the highlights of Keman, Iran, (maybe not Disneyland though) in three or four nights and you will not be disappointed. There are so many great attractions in the city and surrounding area that it is worth taking your time and strolling slowly, but be aware that it will take some time to slowly walk from one side of the city to the other.
If you have no problem getting to Kerman, you should also travel to other parts of the country, such as Khorramabad, Khorasan, Mashhad and even the city of Shiraz . In Tehran, sleeping on sleeper trains that take about 15 hours and is the best option, but you can catch a bus or hike to Kerman city, it is a short drive from the airport.
The Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani International Airport is located in the west of the city, just a few kilometers from Kerman and a short drive from Tehran. The city of 821,374 inhabitants is the tenth most populous city in Iran.