TRUMP'S TEST US vs Iran tensions explained - from missile attacks to sanctions
Tensions between the US and Iran have been steadily developing since the late seventies, but the death of General Qasem Soleimani has potentially pushed the countries to the brink of war.To get more news about tension between iran and us, you can visit shine news official website.
In 1979, Iran's US-backed Shah was overthrown and the country became an Islamic republic.That year dozens of Americans were taken hostage inside the US embassy in Tehran, the country's capital, during the fallout from the revolution.
Since then, the relationship between the two nations has been strained.Iran announced that it would be stepping out of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Donald Trump pulled the US out of the deal in July 2018, labelling it as "horrible" and "one-sided" which left them to be "held hostage to nuclear blackmail".General Qasem Soleimani was killed at Baghdad airport by a US air strike, personally approved by Donald Trump.Two missiles fired from a MQ9 Reaper drone struck Soleimani after he disembarked from an aircraft at Baghdad airport.
The Pentagon justified the assassination, saying General Soleimani was "actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region".
The drone strike came days after protesters attacked the US embassy in Baghdad, clashing with US forces at the scene.The Pentagon said Soleimani approved the attacks on the embassy.
Minutes before the statement President Trump tweeted a US flag without comment followed by more tweets including one that read: "Iran has never won a war, but never lost a negotiation!"