Iran state TV cuts broadcasts -- and is just showing photos of assassinated General Qasem Suleimani
ajor General Qassem Soleimani at the International Day of Mosque. Photo by Erfan Kouchari of the Tasnim News Agency via Wikimedia Commons.

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.