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Tension continued to rise across the world following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad by the U.S. At the same time, President Donald Trump’s administration has also come under heavy criticism while being described as morally corrupt.

Soleimani was the head of the Iranian military operations in the Middle East. However, according to the U.S., the 62-year-old was a terrorist and was responsible for hundreds of deaths. Thus his death would make Americans safer. Nonetheless, the Iranian government has since refuted the claims while signaling an act of possible revenge.

The deepening fallout between the U.S. and Iran. What are the likely consequences?

Trump’s decision to carry out a military airstrike in Iraq was condemned by a majority of Democrats and the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Many other Washington’s European allies have dissociated themselves from Trump’s attack. 

The new turn of events clearly describes the deepening crisis between Iraq and the U.S. and has both threatened each other with retaliation.

According to a resolution approved by Iraqi lawmakers, the Iraq government is likely to eject the U.S. troops from the country. An additional threat further indicates that Iran would no longer keep by the rules of a 2015 nuclear deal signed under the Obama-era even though Trump abandoned it in 2018.

The U.S. seems unshaken by the threats from Iran. According to Trump, any form of retaliation would result in bigger consequences, including targeting Iranian cultural sites.

We’re not leaving unless they pay us back

The U.S. president has threatened to put sanctions on Iraq if the troops are forced to leave the country on an unfriendly basis. He stated, “We have a very extraordinarily expensive airbase that’s there… It cost billions of dollars to build… We’re not leaving unless they pay us back for it… we will charge them sanctions as they’ve never seen before ever.”

Meanwhile, there are a lot of speculations about Trump’s presidency and administration. There is seemingly a dispute between the House and the Senate, which is widening by the day. Standards of trust have been questioned, Trump’s impulsive personality, whereby he acts on instinct and a -political approach to every issue.

According to former Vice President Joe Biden, all these and others outline Trump’s unsuitability of being commander-in-chief.