Monday 13 January 2020
The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said that the commander of the Qods Force in the Revolutionary Guards, Qassem Soleimani, was planning to target American embassies in the region, noting that President Donald Trump implemented the policy of deterrence by killing Soleimani, according to the “Sky News” Arab.
Pompeo told reporters Sunday evening that Iran has become a weak country thanks to the Trump administration’s policy, explaining that “we have already warned Iran that killing any American will not go unpunished.”
He continued: “The Iranian regime deprived us of its resources to stop its support for the militias,” noting that “the nuclear agreement gave wealth to the Iranian regime to support these militias.”
Pompeo said: “We will work with Iraqi leaders to determine the most appropriate place to deploy American forces.”
US President Donald Trump this morning defended his decision to kill Iran’s military commander Qassem Soleimani, saying that Soleimani represented an imminent threat to the United States, but he also added that this was not significant, given its horrific history.
Trump wrote that deceptive media and their Democratic partners were promoting reports, stating that the next terrorist attack of Soleimani was not imminent, and that the President’s team was not unanimous in eliminating Soleimani.