Iran abandons nuclear deal after Soleimani killing
by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – Iran vowed Sunday to defy the limits placed on its nuclear enrichment by the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and completely abandon the deal, in a response to the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani that also saw a red flag of Islamic martyrdom and vengeance raised over his funeral service in Qoms.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, the ascendancy of whose organization in Lebanon was largely due to the work of Soleimani, echoed the defiant tone of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei the same day, declaring a “completely new phase” of aggression against American bases in the region.
“When American troops return in coffins, when they come vertically and return horizontally to the United States of America, then Trump and his administration will know that they lost the region and will lose the elections,” Nasrallah said in a speech that also cautioned against Shi’ite proxies targeting American citizens, saying it would ultimately serve Trump.
Iraqi lawmakers on Sunday also convened a special session of parliament that voted on the question of a continued American troop presence in Iraq, with a majority of 180 parliamentarians voting for the expulsion of the 5,200 remaining soldiers.
The US remained at DEFCON 3 Sunday, “a state of military readiness,” according to the website for the alert system, in which the air force is prepared to “deploy and mobilize within 15 minutes time.”