Trump: Killing of Iranian military general was ‘American justice’

US President Donald Trump has said the death of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani last week was “American justice” and had saved lives.

Speaking at his first major campaign event of the year, the commander-in-chief put the ongoing crisis in Iran front and centre of his speech in Toledo, Ohio, accusing Maj Gen Soleimani of planning “imminent” attacks on US targets in the Middle East.

“Last week the United States once again took the bold and decisive action to save American lives and deliver American justice,” Mr Trump told supporters.

Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, Gen. Qassem Suleimani
Image:Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US airstrike

“Soleimani was actively planning new attacks and he was looking very seriously at our embassies and not just the embassy in Baghdad, but we stopped him and we stopped him quickly and we stopped him cold.”

The president also took aim at senior Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, who are leading the impeachment proceedings against Mr Trump, over their objections to the airstrike that killed the Iranian general last week.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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