Funerals held all over Iran Monday for Major General Qasem Soleimani offered a striking visual of the consequences of President Donald Trump\u0026#039;s drastic escalation of tensions between the U.S. and Iran, as millions of people poured into the streets to mourn the Iranian military commander.Footage from Tehran and the city of Ahvaz showed enormous crowds of men, women, and children hailing Soleimani as a martyr and vowing that Trump would be held accountable for the military commander\u0026#039;s assassination.This is Soleimani\u0026#039;s funeral today in Tehran.Last month Iran was protesting their government - now millions are united against the United States. Thanks to Donald Trump.His illegal act of war is yet another reason he should be removed. Now. pic.twitter.com/P3qLDXZhPn— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) January 6, 2020What appears to be millions attending Soleimani’s funeral procession in Ahvaz, an Iranian city usually described by mainstream media as “restive”, and hence hardly a Soleimani stronghold. Trump doesn’t know what is awaiting him across the Middle East pic.twitter.com/axTonhi13n— Amal Saad (@amalsaad_lb) January 5, 2020Farnaz Fassihi, an Iranian-American New York Times journalist who has been covering Iran for a quarter of a century, tweeted that she had \u0022never seen anything like\u0022 the \u0022sea of endless people\u0022 that had packed the streets of Tehran by 6:00 am.#Iran State Funeral for Gen. Sulaimani begins in Tehran. Millions are out. Sea of endless people by 6 am. In 25 years covering Iran, have never seen anything like this. #SoleimaniFuneral #IranAttacks— Farnaz Fassihi (@farnazfassihi) January 6, 2020The mourners gathered around the country as Soleimani\u0026#039;s casket was transported to his hometown of Kerman, where he was to be buried.The funeral came three days after Soleimani was killed in Baghdad in a U.S. drone strike ordered by the White House without the prior knowledge or approval of Congress.While the Trump administration claims it had evidence Soleimani was planning imminent attacks against Americans in the Middle East, U.S. lawmakers have called the evidence of this \u0022razor thin.\u0022 Rather, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told Iraq\u0026#039;s Parliament on Sunday, Soleimani was in Baghdad to discuss diplomacy between Saudi Arabia and Iran.At Soleimani\u0026#039;s state funeral in Tehran, the general\u0026#039;s daughter, Zeinab, said Trump has now \u0022brought Iran and Iraq closer together.\u0022Soleimani’s daughter speaking now. Our interpreter says the gist of it is, she says —Mr. Trump, you have killed my father. But you have brought Iran and Iraq closer together.— Mary Louise Kelly (@NPRKelly) January 6, 2020\u0022You crazy Trump, the symbol of ignorance, the slave of Zionists, don\u0026#039;t think that the killing of my father will finish everything,\u0022 Zeinab Soleimani said.A number of observers wrote that the country exhibited a new level of unification against the U.S. at the funeral.\u0022This is a historic scene,\u0022 tweeted Dr. Jennifer Cassidy, a politics lecturer at Oxford University. \u0022Trump has united a country like never before. We\u0026#039;re witnessing one the most seismic moments in history.\u0022In Iran many of the revolution anniversary marches are contrived, fall on holidays and they still struggle to get a large turnout. Soleimani’s funeral turnout across Iran are largest crowds I’ve seen in Iran since 2009 protests. https://t.co/jYGTCKpfyt— Arash Karami (@thekarami) January 5, 2020The first station for #Soleimani’s funeral was #Ahvaz, the funeral continues in #Mashhad, then #Tehran, #Qom, and #Kerman... probably this is the biggest ever funeral in the history of #Iran pic.twitter.com/ngpCAUYDfH— Ali Hashem (@alihashem_tv) January 5, 2020Reporting for NPR from the funeral in Tehran, Mary Louisa Kelly wrote that although many attendees carried signs emblazoned with the words \u0022Down With U.S.A.\u0022 and \u0022Hard Revenge,\u0022 their message was clearly aimed at the U.S. government—not at civilians.Crowds here polite, nodding to us, touching their hearts in gesture of respect. The flags they carry say “Down with USA” and “Hard Revenge.” pic.twitter.com/u0rHYSY5E5— Mary Louise Kelly (@NPRKelly) January 6, 2020The crowds included Iranians from across the political spectrum, reported the New York Times, including reformers who are opposed to President Hassan Rouhani\u0026#039;s government but viewed Soleimani\u0026#039;s killing as an attack on the entire country.\u0022People are incensed over what the U.S. did and are uniting to demonstrate that,\u0022 tweeted Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, a journalist based in Berlin.