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A new strategy to deter America’s opponents threatens global peace and security

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The US is undoubtedly guilty of violating international law and considers itself to be the global policeman with the right to do things that no one else can. It allows itself to assassinate individuals and attack nations, and designate people and organisations as “terrorists” according to criteria based solely on US interests without any accountability or questions from the international community.

On 13 January, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was killed within a broader strategic context in order to deter the challenges posed by America’s opponents. That would also apply to China and Russia, he asserted, which weakens the claim that Iran’s top general was killed because he was planning imminent attacks on US assets.

The US uses all means at its disposal to carry out political assassinations. It is a rogue state with a long........

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