US official: Soleimani plans to attack Americans in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and the region

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most prominent military commander, was planning imminent attacks on American diplomats and soldiers in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and other parts of the Middle East, a senior administration official said on Friday.

“This (American air strike in which Soleimani was killed) was defensive,” the official told reporters, speaking on condition of anonymity. Americans and members of the armed forces in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and the region.”

“This was an act taken in self-defense, and the United States has an inherent right to defend itself if it is attacked,” he added.


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