Donald Trump and Iran

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The protests are the most recent spillover from escalating regional tensions between the United States and Iran that built up to President Donald Trump's decision to kill a high-ranking Iranian general and Iran's firing missiles at USA forces in Iraq in response.

Kasravi said that the way Iranian-Americans had been smeared and profiled felt like a deliberate attempt "to make us feel like a minority".

Though the Democratic clash was focused upon whether or not to keep the USA troops in Mideast, the critics believe that such a move would help the Democrats in gathering supporters from every state, ahead of the presidential elections.

"What's the outcome of that?"

Many members of Congress, including some of Trump's fellow Republicans as well as Democrats, have been pushing the administration for more information about the killing this month of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad's airport.

But she wasn't done yet. If Iran killed an American, then he'd give the go-ahead for an operation against Soleimani.

Last week, Mr Trump posited in an interview that Iran had been poised to attack four U.S. embassies before Maj-Gen Soleimani was killed in a United States drone strike on Jan 3.

It was also just the latest in a long line of humiliating decrees imposed on Iranians, including travel limitations via the Muslim Ban and ongoing sanctions that have had implications on ordinary Iranians.

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There is no doubt that the USA military has done a "terrorist act" by assassinating the Soleimani and Trump has confessed doing "the crime", said Esmaili.

Two of Trump's most prominent Cabinet officials echoed that message on Monday.

Soleimani had been in the cross-hairs of the US before - at least once in 2007 - but two administrations had rejected operations to kill him, wary of the consequences of striking down the Iranian military leader.

"Soleimani was the single biggest threat to ISIS; it is now celebrating his killing", Zarif said. The assassination, ordered by President Trump, caused widespread confusion and fear of Iran's possible retaliation among both critics and supporters.

"I can reveal that I believe it probably would've been four embassies, ' Trump told Fox News" Laura Ingraham in an interview Friday. However, during nationwide protests in Iraq triggered by Iraq's faltering economy, the protests turned into anti-Tehran demonstrations calling for the end of Iran's role in Iraqi politics.

"The United States didn't implement (the existing deal's) [.] commitments, now it has withdrawn [.] I had a USA deal and the U.S. broke it". But they, like other US officials interviewed by The Associated Press, stopped short of saying definitively that no specific plot was broken up.

"I would start negotiations again and I won't take that as a given, given that our European partners are still trying to hold the agreement together", said Klobuchar. The present situations with Iran have led to a war-like situation in the Gulf, sheltering thousands of United States troops. That can not be blamed on Donald Trump or the USA, but it is a reminder that the possibility of war must never taken lightly, and that there are always unexpected deaths and tragedies once war starts.

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