Trump says Soleimani’s reign of terror is over, was plotting attacks on Delhi & London
Washington: Defending the killing of top Iranian commander at a US strike, President Donald Trump on Friday reported the’reign of terror is over’ and claimed Qassem Soleimani had contributed to’terrorist plots as far away as New Delhi and London.’
General Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite architect and force of its regional security device, was killed after a US airstrike in Baghdad airport on Friday. The attack also killed the deputy leader of Iraq Hashed force. ‘The recent attacks on US targets in Iraq, including rocket strikes that killed an American and wounded four American servicemen very badly, in addition to a violent assault on the embassy in Baghdad, were carried out in the direction of Soleimani, Trump told reporters at Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
‘Soleimani made the death of innocent people his sick passion, leading to terrorist plots as far away. Today we remember and honor the victims of Soleimani’s many atrocities and we enjoy knowing that his reign of terror is over, ” he said.
Trump alleged that Soleimani has been perpetrating acts of terror to destabilize the Middle East for the past twenty years.
‘What the United States yesterday did must have been done. A lot of lives could have been saved.
Amidst escalation of tension with Iran, Trump claimed the killing of Soleimani won’t lead to war.
‘We took action last night to stop a war. We did not take action to begin a war. I have deep respect for the Iranian people. They are a people with an incredible heritage and potential. We don’t seek regime change, Trump said.
‘But, the Iranian regime’s aggression in the region, including the use of fighters must end and it must end now. The future belongs to the people of Iran, those who seek calm co-existence and collaboration, not the terrorist warlords who plunder their nation to fund bloodshed overseas, he said.
Trump said at his direction, the United States military successfully implemented a precision strike that killed the’number one terrorist’ anywhere in the world. ‘Soleimani was plotting imminent and menacing attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and chased him, he said.
We will find you. You will be eliminated by us. We will always protect our diplomats, service members, all Americans and our allies,” Trump said.
‘For years the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its callous Quds Force under Soleimani’s leadership has targeted, injured and murdered hundreds of American civilians and servicemen, he said in his remarks. Trump said that the United States has the best army in the world.
‘We have the best intelligence in the world. If Americans everywhere are threatened, we’ve got all of those targets already fully identified, and I am prepared and ready to take whatever action is necessary. And that in particular describes Iran, he said.
Under my leadership we have destroyed the ISIS territorial caliphate, and recently American special operations forces killed the terrorist leader called al-Baghdadi. The world is a safer place with no monsters, the president said.