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USA | Pompeo: Killing of Soleimani shows Iran and other countries that America not to be trifled with


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Qasem Soleimani was killed as part of a broader strategy of deterring challenges by US foes that also applies to China and Russia, adding that this showed Iran and other countries that America is not to be trifled with.

The attack proved that the United States had the capacity to target Soleimani in the heart of Baghdad, Pompeo told a student audience on Monday.

“We are re-establishing deterrence, real deterrence, against Iran,” Pompeo added.

He further continued “the previous administration never did enough against Iran to create deterrence.”