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Soleimani killing part of new strategy to deter U.S. foes, - Pompeo

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He also pointed out the damage done to the Iranian economy by U.S. sanctions
15:14, 14 January 2020

The Times of Israel

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Qassem Soleimani had been killed as part of a strategy of deterring challenges by U.S. foes that also applies to China and Russia, Reuters reports.

Pompeo stated there was “a bigger strategy” behind the killing of Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, Iran’s elite foreign espionage and paramilitary force.

“President Trump and those of us in his national security team are re-establishing deterrence – real deterrence ‒ against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” U.S. Secretary of State said.

Related: Pompeo was convincing Trump to kill Soleimani for a few months, - media

He also pointed out the damage done to the Iranian economy by U.S. sanctions that Trump re-imposed following his withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

According to Pompeo, U.S. is restoring credibility to deterrence.

As we reported earlier, Iranian authorities have decided to sue US President Donald Trump due to the assassination of the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Qassem Suleimani.

"This issue will certainly be pursued at the Human Rights Headquarters in cooperation with the foreign ministry and other bodies and we should make the US president account for his deeds as the prime suspect and he should face complaint," Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi stated.

Related: Iran to sue Trump for Suleimani murder

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