United States and Iran Conflict Escalates with Military Strikes


Conflict erupting between The United States an Iran

Jeselyn Merino, Staff Writer

President Donald  Trump and the Iranian leaders have threatened each other multiple times recently. It began when President Trump ordered an airstrike to kill Maj. General. Qassim Suleimani on Friday, January 2nd. He was killed by drone aircraft at the Baghdad airport. President Trump believed that General Suleimani was planning attacks on Americans staying in that region.

The U.S. urged sanctions on Iran’s economy over its support for terrorism and its growing missile program, as well as Iran withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal last year. Iran has fought back by violating parts of the nuclear agreement, bombing oil tankers, and downing an American military drone.

An Iranian legislator, Ahmad Hamzeh, offered a $3 million reward to “anyone who kills” U.S. President Donald Trump to avenge the assassination of general Qassim Suleimani. Hamzeh also suggested Iran start producing nuclear weapons.

The Pentagon spokesman for the United States, Jonathan Hoffman, said thirty-four U.S. soldiers have been diagnosed with traumatic injury or concussions due to the retaliatory Iranian missile attack on January 8th on the U.S. base in Iraq. Seventeen of the thirty-four who were affected, returned to duty and the other half were taken to a hospital in Landstuhl, Germany.

People in the United States fear being involved in a World War III. Memes on social media were trending about men being drafted into a war. Congressman Michael Guest replied to these rumors by stating,”I believe that if Iran chooses to take military action against either us or others in the Middle East, we are prepared to act decisively in that case and we are prepared to do everything we need to defend our interests in the Middle East.”




Angry Iranian protesters holds posters of General Qasem Soleimani,