Pompeo Strikes Back Against Iranian Foreign Minister’s Claim that General Was on ‘Diplomatic Mission’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took the lead again Tuesday defending the decision to kill Iran military leader General Qasem Soleimani as a deadly stampede of mourners overshadowed Soleimani’s hometown burial.

During a news conference, Pompeo scoffed at claims Soleimani was on a diplomatic mission in Iraq at the time of his death. It was a claim made by Iran’s foreign minister. As the rhetoric of revenge flows from Iran, there’s also mourning some of which turned deadly.

High emotions in a multitude of thousands led to a stampede Tuesday in Soleimani’s hometown of Kerman. Dozens were killed and hundreds injured.

Read more here: https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2020/january/pompeo-strikes-back-against-iranian-foreign-ministers-claim-that-general-was-on-a-diplomatic-mission?cid=EU_CBNNEWSPM-20200107-PROD_DM36366&bid=803142452&inid=A17F2021-FDFC-4B53-BA0C-DAD65D0CA8D3

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