Israel Convinced U.S. to Assassinate Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Fmr Israeli Intel Chief Boasts

  • 01/12/2023
  • Press Corp

Israel convinced America to assassinate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by supplying intelligence painting him as an “immediate threat,” former Israeli military intelligence chief Tamir Hayman boasted in an interview with Jewish News this week.

From Jewish News, “EXCLUSIVE: Former military chief: Israel convinced US that Soleimani was ‘immediate threat'”:

Israel convinced the United States that Islamic Revolutionary Guard leader Qassem Soleimani posed an “immediate threat” to American soldiers, former Israeli military intelligence chief Tamir Hayman has told Jewish News in an exclusive interview.

Three years ago, American airstrikes killed IRGC leader Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, leading to a near-all out war between Tehran and Washington. Iran still threatens with avenging the assassination, calling it a “terror” attack on an Iranian official.

Hayman has previously admitted that Israel provided intelligence to the U.S. about Soleimani, but his wording “immediate threat” is the same as what U.S. President Trump used when he took responsibility for the attack, suggesting it was that exact piece of Israeli intelligence that led to the decision to assassinate the IRGC leader.