USA were trying to remove another commander of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) in the day when he was killed by General Qassem Soleimani, reports the Washington Post.
the Elimination of Abdul Reza Shahlai in Yemen did not take place. But two attacks in a single day may indicate a much larger campaign than just the elimination Soleimani. The American authorities were even planning to announce the success of the two attacks at the same time.
U.S.-Iranian relations deteriorated sharply after the damage caused 3 January this year the United States air strike on the area of the international airport of Baghdad, which killed General Soleimani and Deputy head of the Iraqi Shiite militia, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. In response, Tehran struck on the night of 8 January missile attack two targets in Iraq used by the us military – air force base ain al-Assad airport in Erbil. No injuries were reported.
Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in conversation with U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo called the actions of the murder Soleimani violation of international law.