Tahasang inamin ni US President Donald Trump na kaniyang ipinag-utos ang pagpatay kay Qassem Soleimani ang top Iranian general para maunahan ito sa anumang planong pag-atake.
Ayon sa US President, kaya ginawa nila ang hakbang para matigil ang giyera at hindi magsimula ng kaguluhan.
Dagdag pa nito na base sa mga intelligence report na ipinarating sa kaniya na ang nasabing Iranian general ay may planong pag-atake sa mga American diplomats at military personnel subalit hindi kaagad ito nasawata.
“General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more…but got caught! He was directly and indirectly responsible for the death of millions of people, including the recent large number of PROTESTERS killed in Iran itself. While Iran will never be able to properly admit it, Soleimani was both hated and feared within the country. They are not nearly as saddened as the leaders will let the outside world believe. He should have been taken out many years ago!