Who was Qassem Soleimani, and why is his death a major development in U.S.-Middle East relations?

2020-01-02

Qassem Soleimani, leader of the foreign wing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, was killed in a U.S. airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, local time, escalating long-brewing animosities between Tehran and Washington. President Donald Trump authorized the airstrike that killed Soleimani, a top Iranian general who is considered oneRead More →