Qassem Soleimani, the powerful head of Iran’s Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport, Iraqi TV and three Iraqi officials officials said Friday.

The US Department of Defense confirmed it had carried out the airstrike according to the Times of Israel.

“General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,” it said. “General Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more.”

Soleimani was Iran’s point man on using terrorist organisations, including Hezbollah and Hamas, to sow chaos, death and destruction in the Middle East and beyond. 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 organisations – 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.

Iranian state television said the attack was carried out by US helicopters.

“Two vehicles were attacked with missiles by US forces” and all 10 passengers, including Soleimani, were “martyred,” Iran’s ambassador to Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, told state television.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will return to Israel from Athens, where he is currently discussing the EastMed pipeline agreement, ahead of schedule due to the security situation following the confirmed killing.

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.

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