Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers a statement on the escalating situation with Iran and the imperative need to restore a dignified leadership on the world stage.
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Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are at one of their highest points since the 1979 Iranian Revolution after President Donald Trump ordered an airstrike that killed the regime’s top general near the Baghdad airport last week.
Iran has vowed to retaliate for the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the elite Quds Force.
Administration officials said Soleimani was plotting attacks on Americans in the Middle East and that he presented an imminent threat. Democrats have questioned the wisdom and necessity of taking out Soleimani and have expressed doubt that the president is prepared for the potential consequences.
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