WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised President Donald Trump for ordering the drone strike that killed Iran’s top general last week and took criticism for claiming that the only ones outside of the regime who are upset about his death are Trump’s domestic political opponents.
“I think the president showed great decisiveness, great resolve,” Haley told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Monday night.
Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed on a road near the Baghdad airport Friday. The strike that killed Soleimani came after the U.S. blamed Iran for an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq by a mob of demonstrators belonging to Shiite militias.
The U.S. said one of those Iran-backed militias was responsible for a rocket attack that killed an American contractor and killed at least two dozen of its fighters in airstrikes at the end of December.