2020-01-03 12:01:43

U.S. Killing of Soleimani Is Major Escalation, Could Spark “Another Round of Civil War” in Iraq

After the United States assassinated Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani in a major escalation of the conflict between Iran and the United States, which now threatens to engulf Iraq and the Middle East, DN gets response from Iraqi journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, who says the U.S. killing of Soleimani was reckless. “Did anyone consult Iraqis about the assassination of Qassem Soleimani on Iraqi soil?” he asks. “We don’t want another round of civil war.” We also hear from Iranian scholar Trita Parsi, who is executive vice president of the Quincy Institute; Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna of California; Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies; and Iranian-American journalist Negar Mortazavi who is the diplomatic correspondent for the U.K.-based Independent newspaper.

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