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Chapter : U.S. and Iranian Leaders Remark on Attacks : January 3, January 8, and January 9, 2020
U.S. and Iranian Leaders Remark on Attacks : January 3, January 8, and January 9, 2020
After a year of escalating tensions between the two nations, the United States and Iran engaged in a series of military attacks in the early months of 2020. In January, the United States carried out a drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the high-profile leader of Iran’s expeditionary Quds Force, prompting an outpouring of grief by the Iranian people and retaliatory strikes by the Iranian government. In the United States, the attack against Soleimani revived an on-again, off-again debate in Congress over the need for a revised Authorization for the Use of Military Force ...