SOLEIMANI’S ASSASSINATION IS WAR PROVOCATION BY TRUMP

Press statement by SUARAM Adviser Kua Kia Soong, 7 Jan 2020

The assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani is perhaps the most reckless and irresponsible action yet by Donald Trump, who has been war-mongering ever since he tore up the nuclear deal with Iran. Surrounded by hawkish advisers, this extra-judicial killing in Baghdad will create a bigger war than we have yet seen in the Middle East, involving even other countries including Israel, Saudi Arabia and possibly Russia. It is not surprising that while global stocks fell across the globe after this dire news broke, the stocks of the arms contractors such Raytheon and Lockheed rose steeply.

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