Mike Pompeo reveals for the first time the idea behind the assassination of Qassem Soleimani
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, During an interview with “Fox News”On Saturday, January 15, 2022, the assassination of the commander of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, General Qassem Suleiman, was a necessity for the Americans.
Pompeo, during the meeting, also revealed that he was the one who called on former US President Donald Trump to carry out the operation in order to preserve the security and safety of American soldiers in Iraq.
Mike Pompeo and the assassination of Qassem Soleimani
Pompeo also called on the current US administration to refuse to negotiate with a regime that threatens to kill former President Ronald Trump in retaliation for Soleimani’s assassination, and warned that “if Iran’s money is released, the latter will double its terrorist network in the Middle East and around the world, and this is a grave mistake, and threatens our ally, Israel.” “, According to him.
The former foreign minister also said that Iran had posted an animated video on the official website of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei showing a man targeting former President Donald Trump while playing golf.
On Saturday, January 15, 2022, the Twitter platform closed the account of the Iranian leader, Ali Khamenei, due to his publication of a video of a hypothetical assassination of former US President Donald Trump.
The account of Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, had previously published a “high-resolution” animated video, including a simulation depicting the assassination of former US President Donald Trump in an Iranian drone strike, in an apparent threatening message in response to the assassination of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
Trump assassination simulation video
The controversial cartoon video produced by Iran shows Trump playing golf at his Florida resort, before being targeted by an Iranian drone strike, in retaliation for the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, the Iranian military commander, who was assassinated by the United States in January 2020 on Trump’s orders. .
The video clip sends cartoons of Trump and his cronies a threatening text message that “the killer of Soleimani and whoever gave the order to assassinate him will pay the price.”
The video then moves to a picture of those figures responsible for the assassination of Soleimani in the range of an armed drone. The clip ends with an Iranian soldier in an operations center, with pictures of Soleimani scattered throughout the office, apparently preparing to launch the attack.
It is noteworthy that the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, and 10 of their companions were assassinated in a US raid near Baghdad on January 3, 2020.
After the assassination, the Rusafa Investigation Court in Baghdad issued, on January 7, 2021, an arrest warrant against former US President Donald Trump, on charges of assassinating the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the deputy head of the Popular Mobilization Authority and their companions.
A simulation video of Trump’s assassination in response to the killing of Qassem Soleimani was not the only way in which Iran responded to the assassination, but the second anniversary of his killing witnessed Several revenge incidentsHackers, suspected of links to Iran, seized the websites of the Israeli newspapers Maariv and The Jerusalem Post, and published threatening messages.
Also, earlier in January 2022, the US-backed coalition forces in Iraq repelled a number of drone attacks that were launched at a time coinciding with the anniversary of Soleimani’s assassination.
In addition, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi had previously said in a speech: “If Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are not given a fair trial for committing the crime of assassination of Commander Soleimani, Muslims will avenge our martyr.”
Raisi added, according to what was published by Reuters: “The aggressor, the killer and the main culprit must be tried and punished according to the rules of retribution. [في الشريعة الإسلامية]And God’s judgment must be implemented in it.”