Trump authorized Soleimani’s killing 7 months ago, with conditions

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump authorized the killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani seven months ago if Iran’s increased aggression resulted in the death of an American, according to five current and former senior administration officials.

The presidential directive in June came with the condition that Trump would have final signoff on any specific operation to kill Soleimani, officials said.

via NBC Trump authorized Soleimani’s killing 7 months ago, with conditions

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