End of era: Trump lists killing of Iran’s Soleimani, others as achievements

Outgoing US President Donald Trump on Friday rolled out his achievement as his tenure comes to an end on January 20 when incoming President Joe Biden is expected to be inaugurated.

The list of accomplishments includes the killing of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian general assassinated in a US strike on January 3, 2020.

Soleimani headed the Quds force, the foreign operations arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Iran has since vowed that all those involved in his killing would face retribution.

But Trump said his administration “defeated terrorists, held leaders accountable for malign actions, and bolstered peace around the world”.

“Defeated 100 percent of ISIS’ territorial caliphate in Iraq and Syria. Freed nearly 8 million civilians from ISIS’ bloodthirsty control, and liberated Mosul, Raqqa, and the final ISIS foothold of Baghuz. Killed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and eliminated the world’s top terrorist, Qasem Soleimani,” the president said in a lengthy list cataloguing his feats.
He also said his administration delivered an economic boom by bringing jobs, factories, and industries back to the US.

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