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EFSAS comments on Soleimani's killing and the potential impact on South Asia


Despite it being widely acknowledged among the Western allies of the US that Soleimani had the blood of coalition troops on his hands, several countries have questioned the propriety, the legality and the lack of strategic sense of President Trump’s decision to take out a senior functionary of an adversarial sovereign country travelling on the weight of a diplomatic passport and an invitation by a third country, whose government the US and allied troops were purported to be helping. The US action not only embarrassed Iraqi leaders but also violated Iraq’s sovereignty at a juncture when the country was beset by its worst political crisis since the US ousted Saddam Hussein in 2003.