On Thursday night, USA launched an air strike at the airport in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. Major General Qaseem Sulemani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force has died in this attack. At the same time, the Deputy Commander Abu Mehdi Al Muhandis of Popular Mobilization Force has also died in this strike.
In a statement issued by the Department of Defense, the US military carried out this decisive protective action on the President’s instruction in which Major General Qaseem Suleimani, the Chief of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, was killed.
Statement by the U.S Department of Defense
“At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.
General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region. General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. He had orchestrated attacks on coalition bases in Iraq over the last several months – including the attack on December 27th – culminating in the death and wounding of additional American and Iraqi personnel. General Soleimani also approved the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that took place this week.
This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.“
At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 3, 2020
On 1 January, 2020, US president Donald Trump had warned and threatened the Iran.
….Iran will be held fully responsible for lives lost, or damage incurred, at any of our facilities. They will pay a very BIG PRICE! This is not a Warning, it is a Threat. Happy New Year!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
Iran’s Supreme Leader responded the Trump’s tweet and tweeted that Trump ‘cannot do anything’.
That guy has tweeted that we see Iran responsible for the events in Baghdad & we will respond to Iran.— Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) January 1, 2020
1st: You can’t do anything.
2nd: If you were logical —which you’re not— you’d see that your crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan… have made nations hate you. https://t.co/hMGOEDwHuY