Would the 176 souls who perished on that plane still be alive had the United States not sought to kill Gen. Qassem Soleimani?
It is a sad reality that some in this world respond only to power. Qassem Soleimani was one of them. There comes a point in dealing with those like him when words fail and become worse than foolish. Missiles are then necessary.
It is possible that US withdrawal from the JCPOA is at the root of the escalating tensions between the two countries. After that, the region witnessed several attacks on American drones and other targets such as oil tankers in the Gulf and the Strait of Hurmuz.
Iran launches missile attack on US bases in Iraq in revenge for killing of top Iranian commander
The extrajudicial killing of Iranian official Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi commander Abu Mahdi Al-Mohandis by US forces last week will set back Western-Iranian relations by decades, with repercussions not only across the region but across the world.
A US airstrike on Iranian military leader Qassim Soleimani has brought the Middle East closer to conflict, as Iran narrows the scope of its possible responses to the assassination of a national hero.
Hundreds of thousands attended the funeral procession in Tehran for a top Iranian general who was killed in a US airstrike in Baghdad. He will be buried in his hometown of Kerman.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called a meeting in Brussels to discuss the crisis.
The stampede erupted at a funeral procession for the top Iranian general killed in a US airstrike last week, Iranian state tv reported.
The U.S. has made no decision about withdrawing troops from Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday in response to a letter from a senior military officer that appeared to suggest a withdrawal was underway. The wording was an "honest mistake," he said.
The Pentagon said it will "follow the laws of armed conflict" and distanced itself from Trump's threat to target Iran's cultural sites.
Three dead in Al-Shabab attack on base used by US military in Kenya
Iran will no longer abide by any of the limits of its 2015 nuclear deal, the country's state television reported on Sunday.
European calls for restraint will not be enough on their own, argues Thomas S Warrick
Soleimani's death will also prove to be more significant than that of Osama Bin Laden or Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, according to one of Italy's ex-foreign ministers.
"The Brits, the French, the Germans all need to understand that what we did ... saved lives in Europe," said Pompeo about the killing of Qassem Soleimani.
Iran has vowed retaliation for the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, but President Donald Trump says he ordered the strike to prevent a conflict.
Analysis: Iran has many weapons, from hackers to Hezbollah, and potential targets that range from embassies to individual U.S. citizens.
Reaction to the killing of Iran military chief Qassem Soleimani has been flooding in. Here's a chronological recap.
Iran "will fall into the hands of the most militant and hardline elements," @AliVaez of the ICG told Euronews.
The US say it is, and it's relatively straightforward.
Flags, memes, fears and fury - the killing of the military chief is going to have reverberations for some time.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the U.S. strike that killed the commander of Iran's Quds Force "risks provoking further dangerous escalation of violence."
Qassem Soleimani grew so close to Iran's supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, that Khamenei officiated the wedding of the general’s daughter.
The targeted killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, could draw forceful Iranian retaliation.