The Iranian government has ceased all planned broadcasts on state TV following the assassination of Gen. Qasem Suleimani.
The Pentagon confirmed assassinating Qud commander Suleimani "at the direction of the president."
As tensions rise, Iranian state television offered one of the first clues as to how "hugely consequential" attack.
State television has cut to prayers for Suleimani according to NBC News Tehran Bureau Chief Ali Arouzi.
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