US-Iran conflict: One missile strike, multiple consequences

If militants are the real winners of this crisis, US and Iran have themselves to blame for the setback in the war against terror

After the United States launched a drone strike to assassinate Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, the Pentagon immediately declared that the decision was made by US President Donald Trump.

It was not a routine comment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 19, 2020, with the headline 'US-Iran conflict: One missile strike, multiple consequences'. Print Edition | Subscribe