What does Othello order Iago to do regarding Cassio?

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Othello effectively separates from Desdemona once he thinks she has cheated on him with Cassio.  He joins Iago in plotting double murder: Othello orders him to kill Cassio, and he will--at Iago's suggestion--strangle Desdemona.

Othello tells Iago to kill Cassio:

I greet thy love,
Not with vain thanks, but with acceptance bounteous,
And will upon the instant put thee to't:
Within these three days let me hear thee say
That Cassio's not alive.

Then, as he is about to kill Desdemona, Othello says:

Honest Iago hath ta'en order for't. [killing Cassio]

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