How Soleimani assassination was reported in Germany
Saturday, 04 January, 2020, 15:45
On Friday US President Donald Trump gave the go-ahead for the US military to assassinate Qassem Soleimani, leader of the Iran Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force. World leaders and officials have voiced their opinions, covering everything from restraint and reservation to praise. Here is where the German press stand on the incident:
Die Welt took a congratulatory tone after the US took the decision to shoot and kill the top general saying: "One thing is clear: The world is a better place without Qassem Soleimani. Iran is ultimately the world's greatest sponsor of terrorism, and Soleimani was Iran's top terrorist." The newspaper added that Soleimani had been responsible for attacks against civilians across the world, including Europe.
The publication disputes that the act would lead to war, writing "the mullahs know that they could not win a real war against the US. Soleimani's death is a significant turning point."
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