Anti-war activists rallied in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, demanding an end to US military actions in the Middle East.
Demonstrators held placards reading “US troops out of Iraq”, “No war or sanctions on Iran” and “Stop bombing Iraq,” among others.
One of the protesters claimed that “the Iraqi prime minister reached out to Iran, and Iran sent Soleimani to Baghdad for talks, and when he arrived, Trump had him executed.”
He then described Trump’s actions as “criminal” and “provocative.”
Tensions between the US and Iran soared following the killing of Iranian Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani and deputy leader of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi, also known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, were killed by a US drone strike near Baghdad’s airport last week, triggering an escalation of tensions in the region.