Since Suleimani was assassinated, the relationship between the United States and Iran has become increasingly tense. This assassination was ordered by President Trump himself. In the early morning of January 3, Suleimani had just arrived at the Iraqi capital Baghdad airport, and the attack followed. Three rockets dropped from the sky and hit Suleimani's car. Suleimani was killed on the spot and his body was broken. His identity was only recognized through the ring he wore all year round. Trump believes he has completed a great assassination because he killed "the most dangerous terrorists in the Middle East" and "stopped" the war, but in the eyes of the Iranian people, this is undoubtedly declaring war on them!
Suleimani ’s status in Iran and even in the Middle East is very important. He is not only the commander of Iran ’s “Holy City Brigade”, but also the spiritual leader of Iran. He is the most popular military figure in Iran. So Trump really annoyed Iran this time. From Iran's supreme leader Khamenei, to President Rouhani, to the Minister of Defense, and the Foreign Minister, they have stated that they want to "revenge" the United States and make them Suleiman. Nee's death paid the price. The new "Holy City Brigade" leader who has just taken over Suleimani's post has threatened "to make the bodies of Americans all over the Middle East."
The Iranian counterattack came very quickly. On January 4, the day after Suleimani was assassinated, the pro-Iranian Shia party launched the first wave of attacks at the US embassy in Iraq and two US bases. It is said that there was no Caused casualties; on January 8th, Iran launched a second offensive and launched an attack on the US military base in Iraq's Assad, which is the second largest military base in the United States in Iraq and the base with the largest number of people. It is reported that a total of 15 artillery shells were fired in the attack, 11 of which hit the target, and there were casualties at the scene, but it is not clear what the casualties are. It is worth mentioning that January 8 was also the day when Suleimani was officially buried in his hometown.
Everyone can see that Iran is moving this time, and many of the United States' allies have begun to leave. German media reported on January 8 that for security reasons Germany decided to withdraw some troops from Iraq. About 30 soldiers stationed in Baghdad and Taj will be temporarily transferred to Jordan and Kuwait; British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace on the 7th In the lower house of the British Parliament, the British said that Britain respects the sovereignty and independence of Iraq. If the Iraqi government officially requires the British troops to withdraw, then the British troops will leave Iraq. Hu convened a special meeting of the Security Cabinet on the 6th, saying that Israel was not involved in the assassination of Suleimani.
At this critical juncture, only President Zelensky of Ukraine expressed loyalty to Trump at this time. On January 7, Pompeo and Zelensky held a telephone talk. Zelensky told the US Secretary of State that Ukraine believes that the United States' military presence is the cornerstone of stability in the Middle East. On the evening of the 7th, the Presidential Palace of Ukraine confirmed that Zelensky did express his support to the United States. Back to Sohu, see more