U.S. claims responsibility for killing of Iranian general, Soleimani

0
59

The . killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in a “defensive action,” the Pentagon says.

“At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qassem Soleimani,” the Pentagon statement says.

Read Also: Abdulrasaq Has Crossed The Line – Bukola Saraki

The Pentagon says Soleimani was “actively developing plans to American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.”

“General Soleimani also approved the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that took place this week,” the statement continues.

Read Also: Deji Adeyanju Flown Abroad For Treatment After Brutal Beating

The U.S. also held Soleimani and his Quds Force responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and said he “orchestrated” a rocket attack on Dec. 27, which killed an American.