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David Stepanyan

Satanovsky: Soleimani became a victim of Trump`s election ambitions

Satanovsky: Soleimani became a victim of Trump`s election ambitions

ArmInfo. Iranian General Kassem Suleimani was sacrificed to the election ambitions of US President Donald Trump. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo, President  of the Institute of the Middle East Evgeny Satanovsky.

"As far as I understand, Trump simply could not ignore the alarming  situation surrounding the US embassy in Baghdad. Own prospects in the  upcoming elections are the main thing that worries the American  president today. Accordingly, he did everything to exclude criticism  and accusations of the Democrats of showing impotence in regarding  the Shiite attack on the American embassy in Baghdad. And in this  case, this "everything" was the murder of Suleimani, "he stressed.

An influential Iranian general, commander of the special forces of  the Al-Quds Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Qasem Soleimani , was  killed on the night of January 2, 3, as a result of a U.S. Air Force  strike at the airport in Baghdad by order of US President Donald  Trump. Together with Soleimani the deputy head of the Shiite militia  Al-Hashd al-Shaabi Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and several others were  killed.

The orientalist qualifies such actions of the American administration  as very dangerous for the United States. According to his forecasts,  the election campaign of Trump and the Republicans could turn out to  be very impressive negative consequences for the United States.  Satanovsky described the assassination of Soleimani as a heinous  crime in the eyes of Iran, evidence that the United States could  destroy any person from Iran's top leadership.

According to Satanovsky, the US military today is in a rather  vulnerable position not only in Iraq, but also in Afghanistan. And  the Iranians will undoubtedly draw conclusions from this and try to  answer the United States with all available means. He estimates that  the Pentagon's declaration of the Pentagon as an terrorist  organization by the Americans, suggests that the conflict will deepen  further.

The killing of Soleimani has already exacerbated the situation in the  Middle East. On January 5, the Iraqi parliament ordered the  government to "put an end to the military presence of foreign forces  and cease work under the security agreement concluded with the forces  of the international anti-terror coalition." In the following days,  Iran launched a series of missile attacks on US bases in Iraq. 16  hours after the shelling began, US President Donald Trump announced  the US's readiness for peace, while simultaneously announcing new  sanctions against Iran.

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