Qassim Suleimani, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps \"Al-Quds Brigade,\" was attacked and killed by the United States on Wednesday. On Friday, the BBC quoted Iraqi caretaker government Prime Minister Abdel Mehdi as saying he was scheduled to meet with Suleimani on Wednesday.
Mehdi added further,\" he [surimani] was killed because he wanted to represent iran in response to a saudi message that we [iraq] sent to iran, and we did so in hopes of making a major breakthrough in iraq and the region.\"
On Friday, U.S. Middle East scholar Joshua Landis tweeted that Iraq's caretaker government Prime Minister Mehdi accused Trump of cheating on him for killing Suleimanis. The tweet said Mr. Mehdi had revealed that Mr. Trump had lied about wanting a diplomatic solution to the crisis and had tricked Mr. Suleimani onto a plane to Baghdad, killing him in Baghdad.
It can be seen that the above speculation has overlapped with Iraq's prime minister's claims, and there are many similar rumors on Twitter, but as of Global News, it did not see any response from Iraqi officials to this, nor did it see international mainstream media reports that Mehdi had accused Trump of cheating. The rumor is still in the hearsay stage.
The U.S. launched a rocket attack on Iraq's capital, Baghdad International Airport on Wednesday, killing at least eight people, including Qasim Suleimani, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Al-Quds Brigade, and Abu Mehdi Mohamedis, deputy commander of the People's Mobilization Organization.