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Opinion: Enraged Iran Up for asymmetric Warfare in Afghanistan

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14.01.2020

Tensions sparked the world as the US military assassinated the second most powerful Iranian, General Qasem Soleimani, head of the Quds Forces.

Soleimani was the architect of the pro-Iranian militiamen and a feared enemy of the ISIS group, the United States’ and Saudi Arabia’s interest in the Middle East thus considered with high regard by a number of Iranians.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif took Twitter on the day of Soleimani’s funeral: “Have you [President Trump] seen such a sea of humanity in your life? … Do you still think you can break the will of a great nation and its people?” Undoubtedly, Iran is going to retaliate, the means of which will be far dangerous to the region than to the United States itself.

The Revolutionary Guards Major General Hossein Salami vowed to revenge the death of Soleimani by putting “an end to the US presence in the Region.”

With Iran’s military and economic capabilities into account, Iran’s direct war with the US is far-fetched; however, as far as their “strategic revenge” is concerned, it will destabilize Afghanistan because its primary target will be the US presence in the region, namely in the Middle East and Afghanistan which threatens the US-Taliban peace deal at its crucial stage.

Iran’s “dirty work will only harm the Afghanistan peace process”, Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, stated at a press conference.

“Soleimani was an asset for Iran as well as a threat to the region. He was a master of proxy wars, credited........

© Khaama Press