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Trump “wants to strike senior Iranian officers” book claims ahead of the 2020 US elections

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In January 2020, General Kasem Soleimani, head of the Elite Kood Army of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran, was killed in a drone attack approved by then-US President Donald Trump.

A few months before the 2020 US presidential election, Donald Trump Former US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper claimed in a new book that he “wanted to attack” a senior Iranian officer who was operating outside the Islamic Republic. The copy was obtained by the Guardian.

“This was a really bad idea with enormous consequences,” Esper wrote in his memoir A Sacred Oath: Extraordinary Times Defense Secretary’s memoir.

Former Pentagon chief explains in the book that he learned about Trump’s plan to “kill Iran’s senior military commander.” Mark MilleyThe United States Chairman of the General Staff, who was allegedly called by Robert O’Brien, then National Security Adviser, on this issue.

“Millie and I were aware of the problem he and he had been stirring in the area for some time. But why now? What’s new? Was there an imminent threat? How about gathering a national security team to discuss this? Millie said he was “surprised” at the call, feeling “O’Brien had confronted the president” and re-elected Mr. Trump. I tried to create useful news, “Esper claims.

He then wrote that he told Milly that he would not do anything without a written order from Trump.

“There was no one-sided way for me to take such action, especially in various legal, diplomatic and political affairs, not to mention that it could plunge us into a war with Iran. It had a positive and military impact, “said the former Pentagon boss.

The “this person” mentioned by Esper is likely related to Iran’s top general. Garsem Solei ManiAn attack approved by then-US President Trump, who was killed in a US drone attack on his car at Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020.

The killings led to a tense escalation between Tehran and Washington, and Iran officially responded by launching airstrikes on two Iraqi military bases containing US troops.

The strike did not cause death or serious injury, but the Pentagon has since reported that at least 109 US military personnel have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury.



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