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McCollum Statement on Strike Killing Iranian Commander Suleimani in Iraq

January 3, 2020
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) released the following statement today after President Trump ordered a strike that killed Iranian commander Qassim Suleimani:

“President Trump’s decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani inside Iraq will have severely negative consequences on U.S. interests around the world and puts a target on every American – military and civilian – in the region. Further, it strengthens the Iranian regime’s domestic hold on power, and empowers Iranian-backed elements in Iraq to create more chaos. Americans now know that 17 years of war in Iraq was based on a manufactured lie touted as ‘credible intelligence,’ and I fear that President Trump is creating his own rationale for war with Iran.”