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White House effectively admits Iran did not pose an ‘imminent threat’

In a legally-mandated memo to Congress, the Trump White House outlined its legal rationale for carrying out the January drone strike to kill top Iranian commander Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani ...

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Iraqi officials say ISIS—not Iran—likely behind rocket attack Trump used to justify Soleimani assassination

In a “bombshell” revelation that calls into question one of the Trump administration’s stated justificiations for assassinating Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani—a move that nearly sparked a region-wide military conflict—Iraqi intelligence ...

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Pelosi says Trump was not upfront with Congress on IranMorning Defense

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that the Trump administration was not “straight with Congress” about its killing of Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani. When Pelosi told the administration that ...

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Soleimani’s killing an act of terrorism, says Noam Chomsky

Soleimani, Noam Chomsky

Renowned political scientist Noam Chomsky believes the assassination of Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani is an act of “international terrorism”, if not anything “worse”. The US-based linguist-turned-activist, a staunch critic ...

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Democrats ‘utterly unpersuaded’ by evidence behind Soleimani strike

Democrats said Wednesday that the Trump administration failed to present evidence supporting the claim that a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. drone strike was planning an imminent attack. ...

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Lawmakers doubts on evidence of ‘imminent’ threat that Trump says justified Soleimani killing

Some lawmakers have said that the information provided in classified settings last week painted an incomplete picture, prompting more questions about whether the threats cited by the administration meet the ...

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US Soccer calls off Doha training camp after killing of Iran general

The United States men’s soccer team has put off its planned January training camp in Doha, Qatar because of the “developing situation” in the Middle East after a top Iranian ...

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