Updated in: 30 September 2020 - 16:22
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TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Vice-President and Head of the Management and Planning Organization (MPO) Mohammad Baqer Nobakht underlined that the US maximum pressure policy and assassination of officials like IRGC Qods Force Commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani will not force Tehran to backtrack from its plans.
News ID: 79814
Publish Date: 06January 2020 - 16:26

US Sanctions, Assassination Not to Dissuade Iran from Pursuing Plans"Trump thinks that he can create an unusual situation in Iran and bring the nation to its knees but it will be defeated as always," Nobakht said on Monday.

He noted that the US has failed in its maximum pressure policy and wants to disrupt Iran's developmet plans through assassinating brave Generals like General Soleimani, but in vain.

"Iran will continue inauguration of projects and construction plans as scheduled," Nobakht said.

Lieutenant General Soleimani was martyred in a targeted assassination attack by the US drones at Baghdad International Airport early on Friday morning.

General Qassem Soleimani has been martyred by the US aircraft after lifetime efforts, the IRGC said in a statement early Friday morning.

The airstrike also martyred Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), or Hashad al-Shaabi. The PMF media arm said the two were martyred in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.

Five Iranian and five Iraqi militaries were martyred by missiles fired by the US drone at Baghdad International Airport.

The Pentagon confirmed the attack in a statement.

The attack came amid tensions that started by the US attack on PMF units that killed 28 Iraqi popular forces. A day later, Iraqi people attacked the US embassy in Baghdad. On Wednesday President Donald Trump ordered about 750 US soldiers deployed to the Middle East.

US officials earlier suggested they were to engage in further retaliatory attacks in Iraq.

The developments also represent a major downturn in Iraq-US relations that could further undermine US influence in the region and American troops in Iraq and weaken Washington’s hand in its pressure campaign against Iran.

US President Donald Trump was vacationing on his estate in Palm Beach, Florida, but sent out a tweet of an American flag.

The attack represents a dramatic escalation by the US toward Iran after months of tensions. The tensions take root in Trump’s decision in May 2018 to withdraw the US from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, struck under his predecessor.

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