US President Donald Trump may wish to carry out an operation against Iran after the sacking of Pentagon chief Mark Esper.
It is noted that Esper contradicted the US president on the Iranian issue, refuting some of his statements, including after the elimination of the general of the elite Iranian special unit Al-Quds of the IRGC Qassem Soleimani on January 3. Thus, the current representatives of the Ministry of Defense privately express fears that Trump may soon begin to conduct some kind of operation (possibly secret) against Iran or other opponents in the last days of his stay in power.
Former Pentagon official Elissa Slotkin, in turn, listed the likely reasons for Esper’s dismissal. The first is incompetence or some kind of violation of the rules, which is unlikely in relation to Esper. A possible motive is also called Trump’s personal revenge for the contradictions that arose earlier, or Esper’s unwillingness to comply with certain orders of the US President.
The day before, Trump dismissed the head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper. The head of state also announced the appointment of the head of the National Center for Combating Terrorism Christopher Miller, acting. Minister of Defense.
Earlier it was reported that the administration of US President Donald Trump intends to announce new sanctions against Iran every week until the end of his term of office. The series of measures will increase pressure on the Islamic Republic and create obstacles to the administration of President-elect Joe Biden if he decides to return to the Iran nuclear deal.
US-Iranian relations escalated after the assassination by the US military of the general of the elite Iranian special forces “Al-Quds” of the IRGC Qasem Soleimani on January 3 in Baghdad. On the night of January 8, several American military installations in Iraq were attacked by the Iranian IRGC. After that, Trump announced the introduction of new sanctions.