Obama national security adviser says Trump ‘absolutely correct’ to kill Soleimani

Obama’s national security adviser says Trump ‘absolutely correct’ to kill Soleimani

Former US President Barack Obama’s national security council completely bolstered President Trump’s choice to execute top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and skimmed the “conceivable breakdown” of the theoretic system in Tehran.

“What the administration did in the Soleimani case is absolutely correct,” Gen. James Jones, 76, said at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi. adding that “This was a powerful step. We’ll see where it goes,” “It’s a complicated region, but I think history will say that this was the right thing to do.” Gen. James Jones said

Trump’s decision to kill Soleimani in a targeted drone strike near the Baghdad airport earlier this month has been highly criticized by Democrats and a few Republicans, who have cited the risk of escalating tensions with Iran and because Trump did not seek congressional approval.

Iran fought back with by sending missile strikes on two bases in Iraq that housed American Army. Iran equally conceded that she erroneously shot a business plane on its way to Ukraine as it anticipated conceivable encounter with the United States, inciting long periods of fights.




Jones, who was Obama’s national security adviser from 2009 to 2010 and was speaking on Sunday to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble, said Soleimani’s death was a “potential game-changer.”

Jones, who was Obama’s national security adviser from 2009 to 2010 and was speaking on Sunday to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble, said Soleimani’s death was a “potential game-changer.”

“It’s clear that the regime in Iran has had a very bad couple of weeks,” Jones said. “And one of the things that people don’t talk about too much is the degree of unrest that there is in the country, which I think is significant.

“So, you take the removal of Soleimani, you take the accidental downing of the civilian aircraft coupled with the amount of popular unrest — the needle toward the possible collapse of a regime has to be something that people think about,” he continued. “It’s probably not politically correct to talk about it, but you have to think about it.”

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