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.