The purpose of the airstrike was a response to attacks that previously made
The administration of U.S. President Donald trump has sent Congress a formal justification for the military operation, which resulted in the night of 3 January 2020, was killed by Iranian military General Qassem Soleimani. About it reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to a claim on the White house website.
This paper explains that the purpose of the airstrike was a response to attacks that had already taken place earlier, as well as deterring possible attacks in the future.
“The purpose of the operation was to protect U.S. troops, deterring Iran from implementing or facilitating further attacks against the forces and interests of the United States, undermining the ability of Iran and support division “al-Kuds” of militants to attack and termination of a strategic escalation of the attacks from the Iranian side,” – said in the statement.
Earlier, the President of the United States, Donald trump told in detail about the murder of the Iranian General Kassem Suleimani.
Recall, January 3, the US launched an airstrike on the convoy of General Soleimani in close proximity to the airport of Baghdad. Killing the commander of the elite Iranian special forces and seven members. Trump said that Soleimani was “the number one terrorist in the world.”
In response, Iran January 9, conducted an attack on American bases in Iraq. On the night of 7 to 8 January 2020 the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps fired at US base in Iraq. Iranian state television said that the attack is retaliation after by order of the President of the United States Donald trump in Baghdad was killed by a chief commander of the country, Qasem Soleimani.