The assassination of the Quds Force Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Soleimani, came with a US raid in Iraq, two years after he refused to receive a warning message from the current US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.
On December 2, 2017, Pompeo, who was then director of the CIA, during the Reagan National Defense Forum, he had warned in the letter, Soleimani, that the United States would pursue him and Iran in general in the event that pro-Islamic forces attacked the US military in Syria. And Iraq.
Pompeo said: “We would have liked the conviction that he and the Iranian leaders are clearly aware of this,” stressing that Soleimani refused to receive the message.
For his part, the director of the office of the Iranian Supreme Leader, Mohammad Mohammadi Kalbakyanki, confirmed that Pompeo’s message had reached Soleimani in the Albukamal region in eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, noting that the commander of the Quds Force refused to read it by saying: “I have nothing to do with these people.