The Heat: U.S. kills Iranian General

The Heat

The United States has announced it’s sending 3,000 additional troops to the Middle East after Iran vowed to avenge the killing of its top general, Qasem Soleimani.

Soleimani, the leader of the IRGC elite Quds Force, was killed by a drone strike near Baghdad airport.

In the West, he was considered a ruthless killer causing hundreds of deaths. In Iran, he’s a national hero, now a martyr.

CGTN’s White House correspondent Nathan King reports.

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To discuss all of this:

  • Barbara Slavin is director of the Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council.
  • Abbas Kadhim is director, Iraq Initiative & Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • Michael Johns is the co-founder of the US National Tea Party movement.
  • Kaveh Afrasiabi is an author and Iranian affairs analyst.


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