(NewsReady.com) – Former President Donald Trump’s administration carried out the assassination of Iran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, in January 2020. Three years later, Iranians are burning photos of the man who was accused of killing many people. However, President Joe Biden’s administration has refused to support the former POTUS’ decision publicly.
The Washington Free Beacon recently reached out to the State Department and asked Biden administration officials if they supported the killing of the general. “We’re not going to rehash history,” a spokesperson for the department claimed.
They were also asked about recent protests in Iran that showed citizens burning photos of Soleimani. The spokesperson again deflected, telling the conservative news outlet that the state can’t “comment on every act of protest” in the Middle Eastern nation.
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Soleimani was a target of the US for decades. He was reportedly involved in killing an unknown number of Americans over the years and was considered a terrorist. There was also concern he was plotting more attacks against America.
The assassination was carried out after the general landed in Baghdad to meet then-Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi. A drone killed him as he was driving near the airport. In the wake of the incident, Iran threatened US officials. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Trump have both been targeted with inflammatory rhetoric by the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism.
Trump took a hardline approach to Iran, keeping the country on the outside. Biden, on the other hand, has embraced negotiations with the radical Islamic government. The 46th POTUS continues to try to work with the country long after the nuclear deal negotiations fell apart.
As for Iran, the country’s citizens have risen up in recent months and fought back against their oppressive government. Women who have been relegated to roles as second-class citizens have spoken out against their treatment. In turn, the government has cracked down and killed hundreds of protesters.
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