the UNITED states killed the powerful iranian topgeneral Qassem Soleimani in order to prevent a war, not to start a new war.
It says the us president, Donald Trump, on Friday night local time in a statement on the killing of the iranian general Qassem Soleimani.
- We took action last night to stop a war. We took action to start a war, " says Trump.
- We are not seeking a regime change, says the president at a brief news conference at his resort Mar-a-Lago in Florida, where he is on Friday.
But Trump stresses according to the tv station CNN that 'the iranian regime's aggression in the region - including its use of stedfortræderkrigere to destabilise the neighbouring countries - must stop and it must stop now'.
According to the president had now killed general Soleimani plans to attack american diplomats and american military.
- We took him in the act and put an end to it, " says Trump.
He adds that he is ready to take any steps necessary to protect american citizens, writes the news agency Reuters.