Two Years Of Assassination Of Iranian Official Qasem Soleimani- A Story Of US- Israel’s Ever-Growing Friendship  

Rift Between Iran And Israel Goes Back To Post Second World War Era And Relations Among The US And Israel Has Always Been Friendly; World Got To Witness This In 2020


On January 3rd, 2020 news broke about the early morning assassination of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani who was the leader of the Quds force. The targeted operation was carried out by the US under President Donald Trump’s administration. It was the drone strike that was implemented in Baghdad as Quds force is listed as a terrorist organization in the US.

Qasem Soleimani Assassination

The operation and left the world to astound as it was the beginning of a new year. As an act of retaliation, Iran had fired missiles at the US airbase in Iraq. However, no casualties were reported by the US officials. Two years have completed this incident but the scars remain, wounds still fresh for Iran and it harshly blames the US for the attack along with its arch-rival Israel.

Arch Rivals Israel-Iran

The enmity between Israel and Iran is very old because of which the relations continue to be bitter between the two. Israel finds Iran’s nuclear program problematic and Israel’s Mossad has carried out several operations in Iran which has resulted in Iran’s failure. Iran accuses that Israel was also being involved in the systematically planned assassination of Qasem Soleimani.

Iran And The US

During Trump’s administration, the US had pulled out of Iran’s nuclear deal and imposed sanctions on Iran with other countries escalating the relations. About Israel’s involvement in the operation then-president, Donald Trump had spilled the beans in the interviews stating people will get to know about it at the ‘right time.’ After two years of the operation, there are several reports that state Israel was part of the assassination.

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Israel’s Involvement In Soleimani’s Murder

In Iran, as people remembered their leader Soleimani, rallies were carried out during which US and Israeli flags were crumbled by the marching citizens who demanded revenge for the murder of their leader. Israel had the intel of the Qasem Soleimani’ details which it handed over to the US. Israel’s then military head Tamir Heyman was the first to confirm Israel’s involvement.

Israel has a problem with Iran’s nuclear deal and has decided that it will not let Iran succeed in its nuclear ambitions. Earlier it has assassinated its Iranian scientist. Recently, Israel had a discussion with the US regarding nuclear. Israeli PM Bennett met UAE counterpart to strengthen its ties with the Gulf countries.

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Friendship Between The US And Israel

The US and Israel have shared good bilateral ties ever since Israel was created as an independent nation. The bond between the two countries has grown stronger over the years. It was the US who first accepted and supported that Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The US has continuously worked for improving relations between Israel and the Arab countries and Abraham’s accord is the result of the same. The economic relations between the two are very strong and they have committed to each other for regional security.