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Protests Erupt on Anniversary of Trump’s Assassination of Qassem Soleimani

HeadlineJan 04, 2022

Iraq’s military says it shot down a pair of explosives-laden drones Monday as they approached a military base near Baghdad’s airport where U.S. troops are stationed. The attack came after thousands of Iraqi protesters gathered in Baghdad to mark the second anniversary of the killing of Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian general and Iraqi militia leader who was assassinated in a U.S. drone attack ordered by then-President Trump. On Monday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said Trump — and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — should face justice for Soleimani’s murder.

President Ebrahim Raisi: “If a just prosecution court is set up for Trump, Pompeo and the other criminals, where they are prosecuted for this shocking crime and they face the consequences of their horrible actions, then so be it. If not, do not doubt that I will tell every American official that the fist of revenge will extend from the sleeve of the Islamic community.”

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