On Monday, US President Donald Trump defended his decision to assassinate high-ranking Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani; blaming the “fake news media” and their “Democratic partners” for doubting his administration’s narrative over whether Soleimani’s future plans to attack the US were “imminent”.
The German news agency DPA has cited unnamed Bundestag sources as saying that the country’s parliament questions the legitimacy of Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander Qasem Soleimani’s killing by the US last week.
The sources claimed that statements by the US Administration do not allow one to “unambiguously answer the question why the assassination of Soleimani in Iraq was necessary to avert a direct threat to the lives of American citizens”.
“It seems that a drone attack does not meet the ‘last resort’ criteria to save the lives of Americans and in this regard, it can be seen as a violation of the UN-initiated International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”, the sources argued.
The remarks come after President Donald Trump moved to defend his decision to authorise the assassination of Soleimani, accusing the “fake news media” of questioning the move.
“The Fake News Media and their Democrat Partners are working hard to determine whether or not the future attack by terrorist Soleimani was ‘imminent’ or not, & was my team in agreement. The answer to both is a strong YES.,…