Written by Ali Abadi
The Islamic Republic did it again, showing no concern to all the threats launched by US President Donald Trump following the assassination of leaders Qassem Suleimani and Abu-Mahdi Al-Muhandis and their companions. The retaliation that did not take long: Well studied, direct, heavy, focused, and sent a message of “severe revenge” directly from Iran without referring to its allies.
One to one; but the Iranian attack came after many warnings. It was not malignant like the US’ assassination of Suleimani and his friends. Moreover, the Iranian attack targeted the US Army directly , which is a legitimate military goal, unlike the attack on Suleimani and his friends who were not in the battlefield. This itself reflects morality in the response, yet it does not mean that the future attacks will commit to this principle. This depends on the nature of the developments.