3 Jan 2020

Iran vows ‘revenge’ after general killed by US

International Editor

President Trump declared that general Qassem Soleimani “should have been taken out years ago”. But where his predecessors balked at assassinating such a lynchpin of the Iranian administration, Donald Trump had no such compunction. Iran warned that America would now face the full consequences, vowing “harsh vengeance”.

But as questions are raised about the legality of the assassination and with US citizens ordered to leave Iraq, has Mr Trump risked the lives of many more?