Iran vs. America

The two countries have been feuding since the 1980’s after there were disagreements from the 1979 Iranian Revolution. But when the U.S had an embargo on trade with Iran in 1995, things got very serious and possibly close to an outbreak of wars.

In 2015, the United States led successful negotiations for a nuclear deal intended to dismantle Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities, and when Iran complied in 2016, sanctions on the country were lifted. The Trump administration withdrew from the nuclear deal and re-imposed the sanctions in 2018.

Since this time, relations between the United States and Iran have worsened, and the two countries came close to conflict when their major general Qasem Soleimani was killed in a U.S drone strike approved by President Trump.

Why we would do this? I’m not quite sure. Government officials state that Trump had initially decided to strike at the Shia militia, but instead chose the most extreme option of killing Soleimani after seeing television footage of the attack on the embassy. 

But then there’s a contradicting statement by the Trump Administration claiming that Soleimani was targeted in order to stop the “imminent” attacks on Americans that he was plotting. There is no actual answer from the president himself other than these statements following Soleimani’s death.

What I think should’ve happened in this situation was to leave him and the country alone. They haven’t attacked our country in a while, so why attack theirs and break up the somewhat peace we have. Until they physically show they’re going to attack us, we shouldn’t strike first to reveal how “powerful” we are against them.

All this is going to do is invoke violence upon us like what has happened already. They shot missiles at us and shot down a Ukranian plane to display what they are capable of doing. At least we have defensive missiles to take out incoming enemy fire – oh wait, nevermind! They don’t work.

As long as we stay away from using violence against Iran, we will be safe from any “World War III” possibilities as the media says will happen.