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  • International correspondent Michael Safi discusses the mistakes and dangerous miscalculations that have been made by Iran in the wake of Qassem Suleimani’s death ... And parliament’s youngest MP, Nadia Whittome, talks about her new roleGuardian international correspondent Michael Safi talks to Rachel Humphreys about the latest developments in Iran, following the US assassination of Iranian commander Qassem Suleimani
  • President, in audio obtained by CNN from Republican event at Mar-a-Lago, gives account of drone strike that killed Iranian general Addressing Republican donors at his Florida resort on Friday night, Donald Trump said Qassem Suleimani was “saying bad things about our country” before the US president authorised the drone strike which killed the Iranian general and pitched the Middle East to the brink of war ... Related: Iran to send crashed plane"s flight recorders abroad for analysis Continue reading
  • Comments by US secretary of state – which also apply to Russia and China – contradict earlier assertion that the general posed imminent threat to USThe US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has said Qassem Suleimani was killed as part of a broader strategy of deterring challenges by US foes that also applies to China and Russia, further diluting the assertion that the senior Iranian general was targeted because he was plotting imminent attacks on US assets ... In his speech at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, Pompeo made no mention of the threat of imminent attacks planned by Suleimani
  • The strike on Suleimani represented a significant victory for Pompeo, his outsize influence on Trump and his Iran fixationWhen the US embassy in Baghdad was mobbed on the last day of 2019, a rattled Donald Trump turned to his most hawkish aide, Mike Pompeo, and finally agreed to the extreme measure the secretary of state had long advocated: the assassination of Qassem Suleimani ... The drone strike on the Iranian general a week ago may well turn out to be one of the most consequential decisions of the Trump presidency