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An Iraqi policeman uses a K-9 sniffer dog to check for explosives in Baghdad's Karrada district on August 24, 2016.

How Iran and Qassem Soleimani shaped the fight against ISIS, according to an aid worker who saw it first-hand

"Though he is now gone, it doesn't mean Iran's agenda or strategy in the region has changed ... If anything, his killing added fuel to the fire."

Trump’s blundering attempts to strong arm Iran follow the same pattern as the China trade-war mess

With both Iran and China, the Trump administration's policies have left the US right where it started — but with a lot more hostility.
President Donald Trump.

The majority of Americans feel ‘less safe’ after Iranian general Qassem Soleimani’s death, according to new poll

In a recent USA Today poll, a majority of Americans say they felt Trump's behavior with Iran was "reckless" and that the country now feels "less safe"

‘We are no longer safe now’: Mahathir warns terrorism could escalate after ‘immoral’ Soleimani killing

"If anybody insults or says something that somebody doesn't like, it is alright for that person from another country to send a drone and perhaps have a shot at me," the PM said.
If the US used a nuclear weapon, it would end 75 years of nonuse.

Trump’s unpredictability is making nuclear-nonproliferation advocates nervous as the US takes an aggressive posture against Iran

No one has used nuclear weapons in combat since 1945. But Trump's bellicose posture and killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani may end that.
President Bill Clinton is pictured on the left announcing the end of Operation Desert Fox on December 19, 1998 — the same say that the House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against him. President Donald Trump is pictured on the right at the White House on December 19, 2019.

Like Trump, Clinton also launched an Iraq airstrike as his impeachment inquiry was heating up

Social media users wonder whether President Donald Trump is taking a note from Clinton's playbook to escape prosecution in his impeachment trial.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi criticizes the US airstrike that killed a top Iranian commander, saying it could provoke a ‘dangerous escalation of violence’...

Pelosi also said the strike was also undertaken "without an Authorization for Use of Military Force" and "without the consultation of the Congress."
In a 2011 video, Donald Trump claimed that President Barack Obama sought conflict with Iran for domestic political advantage.

Trump tweets predicting Obama would start a war with Iran to get reelected are coming back to haunt him

Back in 2011, Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama of ratcheting up tensions with Iran for political advantage. He now faces the same charge.

Iran’s supreme leader warns a ‘harsh retaliation is waiting’ for the US, after an American airstrike killed top Iranian general Qass...

Iranian leadership has been quick to condemn the US strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, with several issuing threats of revenge and retaliation.