Killing of Soleimani ‘wake-up call’ to get rid of US presence in the region – Iran’s envoy to UN

The killing of Qassem Soleimani by the US has not only crossed crucial “red lines” but provided an impetus to expel American troops from the Middle East, an Iranian envoy to the UN’s office in Geneva told RT.

The assassination of Major General Soleimani had “surpassed the red lines that distinguish barbarism from civilized rules of engagement,” Esmaeil Baghaei Hamaneh told RT’s Afshin Rattansi on his show Going Underground.

The diplomat argued that the raid served as “a wake-up call for the people in the region and beyond.”

I think this is the beginning of a process: the people of our region would get rid of the American presence because… it has brought nothing except misery, war and hatred.

Watch the full interview this Saturday on rt.com.

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