Mohammad Dzhavad Tariffata: Manaure Quintero / Reuters
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that the Islamic Republic was close to war with the United States after the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani. It is reported by NBC.
According to Zarif, the murder was the “beginning of the end” of the U.S. presence in the region. “We were very close to war, because the United States made an act of aggression against Iran,” the Minister said.
Earlier, us President, Donald Trump has limited opportunities for involvement of armed forces against Iran. The corresponding resolution was supported by the U.S. Senate. Voted for the document 55 out of 100 senators, including eight Republicans. According to him, military intervention in Iran will be possible only after approval of this step by the Congress. With the exception of cases when it comes to preventing the immediate threat to the country.
On the night of 3 January, the US launched an airstrike in the vicinity of the airport of Baghdad, and was killed Iranian General special forces “al-Quds” the revolutionary guards Qassem Soleimani. The kill order was given by trump. Mohammad Javad Zarif has called the actions of the American side acts of terrorism. Washington explained the impact self-defense, because before this, there were several attacks on the base of the international coalition and the American Embassy.
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