Report: US gives green light to Israeli assassination of Iranian general

A report in a Kuwaiti newspaper says U.S. intelligence has given a green light to Israel to assassinate a top Iranian Revolutionary Guards general. Qassem Soleimani has commanded the notorious Revolutionary Guards unit known as the Quds Force for 20 years.  The Quds Force is responsible for projecting military power outside the borders of Iran.  Soleimani has been in command of Iranian and Hezb'allah units in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq and has overseen several assassinations of Iranian dissidents in Europe and elsewhere. Israel wanted to kill Soleimani three years ago, but the Obama administration tipped off the Iranians, and the effort failed. Times of Israel: Three years ago, Israel came close to assassinating Soleimani near Damascus, al-Jarida quoted unnamed source as saying, but the Americans tipped off the Iranians against the background of intense disagreement between Washington and Jerusalem. That was during the Obama administration, which,...(Read Full Post)

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