Israel Intelligence admits involvement in assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

Israel was implicated in the assassination of the senior commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran, General Qassem Soleimani, committed in January last year by the US armed forces, as revealed by former Israeli military intelligence chief Tamir Hayman, To recover The Jerusalem post.

The Iranian general, a key figure in the direction of Iran’s military actions in the Middle East, he died for an air raid Launched near Baghdad International Airport (Iraq) on January 3, 2020.

“The assassination of Soleimani is an achievement, since our main enemy, in my opinion, are the iranians“, He said Hayman in an interview with Malam magazine. “We disrupt in many ways that [los iraníes] they tried to smuggle arms and money “in order to” prevent them “from barricading themselves in Syria,” he added.

Hayman, who retired in October, confessed that Soleimani’s murder was one of the two most significant to have taken place during his tenure. The other was the attack on the leader of the jihadist movement, Baha Abu al Ata, in November 2019 in the Gaza Strip.

Although it has been said that Israel disclosed Soleimani’s location to the United States prior to the attack, this is the first time that senior Israeli military official confirms participation of the Intelligence of the Hebrew country in said selective assassination.

the The Pentagon has assumed its responsibilities of the murder and indicated that was commissioned by Then hePresident Donald trump, which thus sought to break the influence of Tehran in the region. Soleimani had overseen Iranian interventions in regional power struggles, from Lebanon and Iraq to Syria and Yemen.

According to the American Defense, the bombardment was directed against Soleimani and “aimed at deter future Iranian attack plans“” The US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel overseas by killing Qassem Soleimani, “US officials said.

Meanwhile, Iran’s special envoy to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi went on to point out that the United States had concluded a new phase of escalation and animosity with Iran after assassinating the senior military official. For his part, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that tensions between the United States and Iran are reaching dangerous levels. At the same time, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said Iran’s response could trigger “a devastating all-out war” In the region.

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