ArmInfo.The decision of US President Donald Trump to neutralize General Qasem Suleimani is part of the domestic political struggle in the United States. A similar opinion was expressed to ArmInfo, by Head of Department of Conflict and Migration Studies, Institute of Peace and Democracy (Netherlands), political scientist Arif Yunusov.
An influential Iranian general, commander of the special forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, 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 Suleimani, the deputy head of the Shiite militia "Al-Khashdash-Shaabi" Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and several others were killed.
"We should not forget about the official start of the impeachment procedure for the President in the US House of Representatives in October 2019. Congressmen have already adopted two articles, accusing Donald Trump of" abuse of power "and" obstructing the investigation of the Congress, "simultaneously declaring him impeachment. After all, even if Trump manages to avoid the final impeachment, a blow to his reputation may well affect the result of the presidential election scheduled for November 2020 in the United States, "he is convinced.
In this light, Yunusov considers that the choice of Suleimani as a candidate for raising Trump's rating was not accidental. The news of the neutralization of one of the most powerful generals of the "evil empire" in itself raised the rating of the current president of the United States. At the same time, Washington, according to the political scientist, clearly understood that by omnipotence Suleimani caused repressed irritation in some echelons of power in Iran. In this light, in reality, the assassination of Suleimani played into the hands of not only the American authorities, but also some of their Iranian colleagues.
As for Tehran's response to the killing of Suleimani the political analyst assesses Iran's "retaliatory", "adequate" strike, released in two U.S. bases in Iraq and 22 rockets without harming anyone, as being inflicted on emptiness in order to create a propaganda screen. Yunusov also considers the letter from Tehran's Secretary General and UN Security Council on "ending revenge for killing a general in the absence of aggression against US " as Iran's willingness to negotiate with the United States to reduce tension. These negotiations, according to his estimates, have actually begun with the mediation of Switzerland.