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It worked: Trump killing of Soleimani set back Iran influence in Iraq

It was a bold move to kill one of Iran’s top leaders. But Qassim Soleimani had been killing U.S. forces for years and undermining U.S. interests in the region.

And now that he’s dead, it’s not so easy for Iran, turns out. The hit was a success.

According to the Associated Press:

Iraqi militia factions expected the usual cash handout when the new head of Iran’s expeditionary Quds Force made his first visit to Baghdad earlier this year, succeeding the slain Gen. Qassim Soleimani. Instead, to their disappointment, Esmail Ghaani brought them silver rings.

For his second visit, Ghaani had to apply for a visa, something unheard of in Soleimani’s time — a bold step by Baghdad’s new government effectively curtailing Iran’s freedom of movement inside Iraq.

The episodes, relayed to The Associated Press by several Iraqi officials, illustrate Iran’s struggles to maintain sway over Iraqi militias six months after America assassinated Soleimani and top militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a drone strike. Iran at the same time is grappling with the economic fallout from U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus outbreak.

Without imposing figures like Soleimani and al-Muhandis to unify disparate factions, divisions have emerged in the Popular Mobilization Forces, the umbrella group of mainly Shiite forces.

4 thoughts on “It worked: Trump killing of Soleimani set back Iran influence in Iraq”

  1. Fresh breath into news that is not driven by The Left.. Would love to have a forensic into Obama and see if he is hiding anything in his cavities. In my lifetime, he is the most corrupt president and the most destructive president that has ever been elected. And thanks Mitt for giving him another term you mole.

    Love the new website Keith!

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