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Will the US launch large scale war against Iran following the assassination of Qasem Soleimani

2016 photo Qassem Soleimani attends a meeting in Tehran
2016 photo Qassem Soleimani attends a meeting in Tehran (Photo Credit: AP)

On January 3, the US Armed Forces carried out a surprise drone attack in Baghdad airport, which eventually killed the iconic Iranian general and Commander-in-Chief of the elite Quds Forces Qasem Soleimani. Following the general’s assassination, tensions between Washington and Tehran reached the highest point in years. While the Iranian authorities promised “harsh revenge” for brutal assassination, US President Donald Trump vowed to destroy 52 cultural sites in Iran.

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) President Trump’s decision to assassinate general Soleimani had been made under the intense pressure of his inner circle, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, whereas Pentagon officials were strictly against of this reckless action that has been considered and rejected by both presidents Obama and Bush as too risky. Oxumağa davam et Will the US launch large scale war against Iran following the assassination of Qasem Soleimani