It is not news that American President Donald Trump is not on good terms with Iran or for that matter, holds a good opinion on Middle East tensions. In January this year, a United States drone strike took place near Baghdad International Airport. This strike resulted in the start of one of the biggest political issues of the year because in this strike the Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was targeted and murdered.
This resulted in heavy tensions, especially because Soleimani was considered the second most important person in the country. Soleimani had the respect and love of the common people.
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It was reported that the major Soleimani was going to meet Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi in Baghdad. Soleimani was a commander of the Quds Force. This force has been designated a terrorist organization by the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.
The funeral procession was a wide and huge affair, with everyone flocking down in huge numbers to pay their respects to the military commander – Soleimani, whether it be the ministers of Iran, or the poor, common folk.
This attack has led to widespread condemnation in Iran. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as well as President Hassan Rouhani, vowed severe revenge on the US and declared a bounty of about 80 million dollars on Donald Trump’s head.
During this time, it was said on official broadcasting channels that one dollar would be kept aside for every Iranian alive. This cash would then go to whoever kills the US President. In this way, the state of Iran mentioned their intention of an assassination.
The news source mirror.co.uk quoted Aboutorabi for the following statement – “We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on their American soil. We have the power. This is a declaration of war.”