U.S-Iran Tension

Cade Clark, Staff Writer

On January 3rd, the Pentagon announced that an airstrike killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

Soleimani was one of the most notorious Iranian generals in modern times and was responsible for the death of many Americans. Soleimani was blamed for the deaths of American troops in Iraq and was also accused by the U.S of planning future attacks against the U.S. 

According to the Tasnim News Agency, Iran has already worked up 13 sets of plans to avenge Soleimani’s death.

“He was a monster. And he’s no longer a monster. He’s dead,” President Trump said in an Oval Office meeting with the Prime Minister of Greece. “He was planning a big attack and bad attack for us. I don’t think anyone can complain about it.”

Other words from President Donald Trump included him saying how killing Soleimani saved a lot of lives, and if Iran decides to carry out any revenge attacks, he vows to attack them “very fast and hard.” 

In retaliation of the attack that killed Soleimani, Iranians launched a dozen ballistic missiles aimed towards buildings housing U.S troopers. Thankfully U.S troops were not there at the time and there were no casualties. This happened right after at least 56 Iranians died at Soleimani’s funeral. 

Since Soleimani’s funeral in Iran an Ukranian plane crashed in Iran after leaving the Tehran International Airport  after being struck by a missile by Iran, which according to sources was an accident. The crash killed all 176 passengers on board including many Iranians.