Protests broke out in Washington: No war on Iran and withdrawal from the Middle East!

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huanqiuwang· 2020-01-05 12:50:11

(Antiwar protesters, source: Reuters)

[Global Reporter Zhu Mengying] "Without justice, there can be no peace. The United States withdraws from the Middle East!" US President Trump ordered the killing of Iran's "Key General" Casim Solemani and decided to report to After Iraq sent 3,000 U.S. troops, Americans went to Washington and other US cities to protest on the 4th, and hundreds of demonstrators shouted the slogan outside the White House. Washington is now on alert.

Reuters reported that protesters in Washington first shouted the "anti-war" slogan outside the White House, and then marched to the Trump Hotel just a few blocks away. Protesters also held placards that read "No war or sanctions against Iran!" And "US troops withdraw from Iraq!".

(Protesters gathered outside the Trump Hotel, (Source: Reuters)

In addition, similar protests were held on the same day in New York, Chicago and other cities.

The report also quoted the results of opinion polls saying that Americans in general are opposed to US military intervention outside the country. A 2019 survey by the Chicago Council for Global Affairs found that 27% of Americans believe that military intervention will make the United States more secure, while nearly half said that military intervention will make the United States less secure.

In the early morning of the 3rd local time in Iraq, U.S. forces launched a drone attack on Iraq ’s Baghdad International Airport, killing General Solemani, commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard ’s overseas operations, and Shi’ite militia Mohandis, the de facto leader of the organization "People's Mobilization Organization". In a series of subsequent responses by Iranian leaders, words such as mourning for Suleimani's "martyrdom", slamming the United States for "atrocities", and vowing to "severely retaliate".

In the evening of the 4th, on the evening of January 4th local time in Baghdad, Iraqi security services issued a statement stating that multiple areas of Iraq were hit by rockets and mortars, including those located in the "Green Zone" ) Near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, and Ballard Air Force Base in northern Baghdad with U.S. forces. The rockets that attacked Ballard Air Force Base injured three Iraqi soldiers and damaged the airport runway. Iraqi security forces are currently investigating. But no organization has announced responsibility for the attack.

Nevertheless, U.S. President Trump updated his Twitter feed, sharply targeting Iran. "Iran has been a problem that hasn't been solved for many years. Just take this (Twitter) as a warning. If Iranians dare to attack Americans or American assets, we have locked 52 Iranian targets (yes, the numbers are for the year 52 American hostages have been hijacked by Iran), some of which are extremely important to Iran and its culture, and they will be hit fast and severely! The United States does not want to see any more threats! "Trump wrote.

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