Donald Trump’s order to assassinate Soleimani was more about grabbing headlines than foreign policy

 
Up until recently the US president has shown he has no idea who Qassim Soleimani is, but the killing of the Iranian general has now pushed the Middle East to the brink of war

Ahmed Twaij
http://www.independent.co.uk

Make no mistake, the assassination of General Qassim Soleimani, Iran’s second most powerful man, alongside the deputy leader of the Popular Mobilization Forces, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, is the most significant event to rock the Middle East since the 2003 US-invasion of Iraq. Seen as heroes to powerful militias in Iraq, the killings will inevitability spell out ongoing violence in Iraq.

The unilateral decision made by President Donald Trump reeks of the current administration’s impulsive nature on foreign policy, void of thought out plans to mitigate consequences and more focused on headline grabbing opportunities.

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