An American strike in Iraq killed the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was Iran’s point man on using terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah and Hamas, to sow chaos, death and destruction in the Middle East and beyond. Soleimani has the blood of thousands on his hands, including American service members killed by terrorists in Iraq.
Also killed was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the commander of Kata’ib Hezbollah. Muhandis was a leading figure in the recent riots attacking the US Embassy in Baghdad.
The Iranian regime has been fomenting unrest and supporting terrorism since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. And since President Trump courageously tore up the Iran Nuclear deal – which effectively enabled Iran to pursue its maniacal agenda while receiving relief from international sanctions – Iran has been lashing out.
From downing an American drone over international waters to launching rockets at one of Saudi Arabia’s largest oil refineries – all while supporting anti-Israel terrorist organizations – the Iranians have been steadily increasing their attacks.
In the latest round, Iranian-backed terrorists in Iraq killed an American contractor and wounded four American service members in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base. Following the US response, Iranian-backed rioters attempted to overrun the US Embassy in Iraq. The two people most responsible for these events, Soleimani and Muhandis, are now dead.
As a result of President Trump’s maximum pressure campaign, Iran’s economy is in tatters. Their aggressive responses cannot be met with weakness. CUFI will continue to work to ensure that Iranian aggression is met with American resolve.
We must pray for peace, and for our leaders to have the wisdom of Solomon and the courage of David.