|Happy to report that IRANIAN Terrorist Qassem Soleimani is dead, and no longer a threat to the world. As Iran vows ‘harsh revenge’, Trump and Pompeo say Soleimani was planning to take ‘big action’ against American lives.
Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a senior Iranian commander and one of the most powerful figures in the Middle East, was killed in an airstrike on the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq at the direction of President Donald Trump, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday. The assassination marks a monumental escalation toward Iran.
.@SecPompeo says Iran’s top military leader Qasem Soleimani was actively plotting in the Middle East and that “President Trump’s decision to remove Qasem Soleimani from the battlefield saved American lives.”https://t.co/jsfwGuBY8l pic.twitter.com/66XTgFacwh
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“This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.”