Lt. General (Retired) Deptula on the Soleimani Affair


Lt. General (Retired) Deptula recently appeared on BBC international to discuss the recent death of the Iranian General Soleimani.

Deptulas has argued: “The action to eliminate Soleimani is part of a longer-term U.S. strategy to constrain Iran’s malign activities; roll-back Iran’s influence in the region; and ultimately deter further Iranian aggression. Soleimani was an influential persona and leader of Iranian foreign policy. As the strategic mind driving much of Iran’s strategy, his absence will see Iran make mistakes with even greater frequency as less adept Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps subordinates take over his roles. Leadership matters—Soleimani is not replaceable in the short term.”

He also appeared on BBC International the day before to discuss the Iranian attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad.

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