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Why Suleimani’s murder is bigger than Osama’s

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NEW DELHI: The goal

assassination of Iran’s Quds Force commander
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, Qassim Suleimani is being seen as the most consequential American action against an individual, which surpasses in geopolitical importance the murders of Osama bin Laden and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

U.S.-Iran closer to war
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in a region already convulsed by violence, according to the Atlantic, a reputed American magazine.

It also puts an end to any possibility of negotiations to limit

nuclear program
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.

Unlike bin Laden and Baghdadi, he said, Suleimani was a state military leader who was not hiding or fleeing, but traveled openly. “It’s one thing to kill someone who is considered a terrorist by everyone, including the host country. It’s another thing to kill someone who is designated as a terrorist by the United States but not by the host country, Iraq, in this case,” said Abbas Kadhim magazine, director of the Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council.

Why Suleimani's murder is bigger than Osama's

‘A More Dangerous World’: Iran’s General’s Massacre Triggers Global Alarm

After a U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, world powers warned Friday that the world has become a more dangerous place. Britain and Germany suggested that Iran shared the blame for provoking the murder; while China, Russia and France, permanent members of the UnSC, had a dim view of the strike that has also sparked shock in the Middle East.

Another expert from a different U.S. thinktank described the Atlantic massacre as the “most important beheading attack” delivered by the United States because it was against a state-backed entity “totally different from IS or al-Qaida.”

However, others wondered what form certain retaliation would take from Iran—whether it would lead to more intense violence in Iraq and whether U.S. allies in the region, such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, would target the mselves— and concerned about how The United States, in turn, would respond.

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