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Azerbaijani political scientist: Trump`s decision to neutralize  Suleimani is part of the internal political struggle in the USA

Azerbaijani political scientist: Trump`s decision to neutralize  Suleimani is part of the internal political struggle in the USA

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.

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