(RepublicanReport.com) – Before we had our first COVID-19 case in America, our deteriorating relationship with Iran was the news story of 2020. After Iranian forces attacked an American base in Iraq in late 2019, killing a US contractor, there were fears of another all-out war in the Middle East.
However, that was never Donald Trump’s intention. In late December and early January, the commander-in-chief approved a number of airstrikes on Iranian targets in Iraq and Syria. On January 3, one of these strikes hit Qassem Soleimani, the most senior general in Iran’s military and the second-in-command to the country’s leader.
Analysts believe this reinforced America’s position in relation to Iran, as well as avoiding a large-scale military engagement.
Donald Trump has attracted as much criticism as any democratically-elected political leader in history. However, it’s difficult for anyone to argue he made the wrong decision here. While US-Iran relations remain fraught, we have managed to avoid another costly war in the Middle East thanks to Trump’s conservative approach.
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