Why United States killed Iran’s top general? and the architect of Tehran’s proxy wars in Middle East via an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport early on Friday. The move by U.S also threatens the world with third world war, as it also heats up the tensions in the region. Iranian foreign minister also accuses US of ‘state terrorism’ as country’s parliament votes to designate US forces as ‘terrorists’
It can be said that targeted killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, could also draw forceful Iranian retaliation against the American interests in the region, as they already put the price of Trumps head and spiral into a far larger conflict between the U.S. and Iran, endangering U.S. troops in Iraq, Syria and beyond.
Zarif, who is Iranian foreign minister said the Trump administration’s decision to abandon the nuclear deal Tehran negotiated with world powers and embrace hardline policies against Iran “destroyed stability” in the Middle East, and he warned of worse to come if the US did not reverse course.
“This is an act of aggression against Iran and amounts to an armed attack against Iran, and we will respond. But we will respond proportionally not disproportionally,” he said. “We will respond lawfully, we are not lawless people like President Trump.”
US Defense Department said it killed Soleimani because he “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.” It also accused Soleimani of approving the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad earlier this week.
Iranian foreign minister was also referring to Trump’s tweet sent on Saturday in which he said that if Iran strikes any Americans or American assets, the United States has 52 Iranian sites targeted, a reference to the number of Americans taken hostage in the 1979 revolution, some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, he wrote.
According to the reactions of Iran’s top diplomats, Trump has no respect for international law and is prepared to commit war crimes attacking cultural sites is a war crime.”
Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also warned United States that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S.