Mr. Donald Trump, president of the United States of America Thursday okayed the killing of a top Iranian general and six others, sparking fears of a major conflict in the Middle East, while driving oil prices up, as stocks performance dips, reports The Associated Press. Amongst those killed in the US airstrike is an Iraqi militia’s deputy commander.
The Iranian general, Gen Qassem Soleimani and the Iraqi militia’s deputy commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed alongside 5 other people at Baghdad’s international airport.
Gen. Soleimani, head of iran’s elite Qud Force, was accused of being the mastermind behind Tehran’s proxy wars in the Middle East.
Fears are rife that the targeted killing of Gen. Soleimani could escalate tensions between the and Iran, possibly leading to a conflict and further worsening the security situation in that region. It is feared that Tehran will respond with reprisal attacks on US interests in the region.
Already, stocks and markets have been hit as gold and oil prices soar, while stocks futures plummet.
For more on this story, read US kills Iran’s most powerful general in Baghdad airstrike.
By ghanahotissues.com staff writer.