Al Jarida, considered an Israeli mouthpiece, says Israel was ‘on the verge’ of assassinating Soleimani, but the U.S. warned Tehran and thwarted the operation.
Washington gave Israel a green light to assassinate Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Monday.
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Al-Jarida, considered an Israeli mouthpiece, quoted a source in Jerusalem as saying that “there is an American-Israeli agreement” that Soleimani is a “threat to the two countries’ interests in the region.”
The agreement between Israel and the United States, according to the report, comes three years after Washington thwarted an Israeli attempt to kill the general.