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Pentagon Officials Contradict Trump’s Claim That Suleiman Posed An Imminent Threat: NYT

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A new report by The New York Times revealed on Friday that multiple Department of Defense officials are contradicting Donald Trump and his administration’s claims that the late Iranian military leader Qassim Suleimani posed an imminent threat to American citizens.

The Times reports that these officials say they are unaware of any plots being hatched by Suleimani that were particularly noteworthy at the time of his death.

“Trump administration officials have provided no specific details of what they said were imminent threats, and some Defense Department officials said they knew of only generalized threats that did not appear to be imminent,” the Times reports.

The statement by Pentagon officials contradicts a tweet that Trump wrote on Friday attempting to justify the strike against Suleimani.

“General Qassem Suleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more… but got caught!” he wrote.

RELATED: Pompeo Admits On Live TV That Suleimani Posed No Threat To American Homeland, Contradicting Trump’s Reasoning For Airstrike


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