U.S., Iran locked in stalemate after slaying of Gen. Qassem Soleimani


February 28, 2020

Arash Khamooshi – New York Times

FILE - People walk past a picture of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike, in Tehran, Iran on Jan. 5, 2020.

WASHINGTON – The United States and Iran may have pulled back from the brink of war, but they have refused to stand down since the U.S. drone strike in January that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of Tehran's elite Quds Force.

Instead, the two adversaries have needled each other with increasing pressure. The Trump administration has imposed new sanctions against Iran, while Tehran has flouted Washington's warnings by shipping weapons to Shiite allies in the Middle East. Iranian-backed militias continue to attack bases in Iraq where Americans are deployed.



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