One of the 2020 wicked starts was manifested by the assassination of Iranian top military commander which initially was feared to result in a scaled war between the US and Iran. Major General Qasem Suleimaniwas killed in Bagdad airport together with Iran-backed militia figures, in a strike directly ordered by US President Donald Trump. The 62-year-old spearheaded Iranian military operations in the Middle East as head of Iran’s elite Quds Force.
President Trump said the general was “directly and indirectly responsible for the deaths of millions of people”.Soleimani’s killing marks a major escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran.Under his leadership, Iran had bolstered Hezbollah in Lebanon and other pro-Iranian militant groups expanded its military presence in Iraq and Syria and orchestrated Syria’s offensive against rebel groups in the country’s long civil war.
The heated exchange between the two countries, followed by missile attacks fired from Iran on US bases in Iraq and the downing of Ukrainian commercial jet have bent tensions that both countries might enter a scaled war which seems sucking. Iran’s missile attack on US military bases as the country’s leaders vowed will continue until US forces are driven out of the entire Middle East region.