TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A senior fellow with the Transatlantic Program of the Istituto Affari Internazionali described the assassination of Commander of IRGC Quds Force Major General Qassem Soleimani as “the most reckless decision” taken by Donald Trump, saying it may come to roost the US president at hom

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“The JCPOA is almost surely dead, Iran’s retaliation – which I assume will come – will provoke further US action and the chain reaction to war would be triggered,” Riccardo Alcaro told Press Shia on Saturday.

Major General Soleimani, the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (PMU), and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of Friday.

The White House and the Pentagon confirmed the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of Trump.

The Italian analyst further said, “I don’t know what Trump meant to achieve, a subdued Iran, a war with Iran. What I know is that diplomacy between Iran and the US is no longer an option. It was very hard even before, but now it’s impossible as far as I see it”.  

He described the assassination as “a reckless decision, the most reckless (one)”, saying it “may come to roost Trump at home”.