Only 23% of US citizens consulted knew how to locate the Islamic Republic, although the figure rises to 28% when respondents were offered a map of the Middle East
47% of Americans registered to vote approve the attack carried out by the United States Army that ended the life of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani and military actions against Iran, although less than a quarter is unable to place the country in a map.
Only 23% of the 1995 people who have been asked were able to locate the Islamic Republic, as revealed by a survey conducted by the consultant Morning Consult and the American newspaper Politico. The figure rises to 28% when respondents were offered a map of the Middle East.
The attack ordered by Donald Trump has found the support of 85% of Republican voters surveyed and 70% of Democrats.
Soleimani died along with ‘number two’ of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, and several Iraqi militiamen and Iranian military in a US-executed bombing at the airport in the capital of Iraq, Baghdad, last Friday. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, promised a “hard revenge” in response. Washington argued that it carried out the attack “to protect US personnel abroad”, following protests against its embassy in Baghdad in protest against another bombing in which 25 members of the PMF died.
Bombings against the PMF were executed in response to the death of an American contractor in a projectile attack against a military base located near Kirkuk. The Iraqi Government has condemned these attacks by the United States and recalled that the PMFs are a fundamental element in the fight against the Islamic State.
Five days later, the Iraqi bases of Al Asad and Erbil, which housed US troops, were attacked with missiles launched by Iran in response to the death of Soleimani. The Revolutionary Guard of Iran assumed responsibility for the attacks and warned the United States that “any new act” or “more movements and aggressions” would generate “more painful and overwhelming responses.”
According to the US, Iran has attacked them 15 times since September 2019
The US said on Wednesday that Iran or militias supported by Tehran have carried out a total of 15 attacks against their troops since September 2019. The fifteenth attack took place on Wednesday at the Iraqi bases of Al Asad and Erbil.
“Before the attack last night by Iran at the Iraqi facilities, there have been 14 attacks from Iran or its militias directed at US troops since September 2019,” the US State Department said in a statement.
The State Department has also assured that Iraqi protesters in Nasiriyah have refused to have the groups “aligned with Iran” Organization Badr, Asaib Al al Haq and Kataib Hezbollah lead the funeral for Abu Mahdi al Muhandis. After this, “Pro-irani militias have shot at protesters in Al Haboubi Square and burned their tents. In response, protesters have set fire to Badr, Asaib Al al Haq and Kataib Hezbollah offices,” according to the statement.