Possible World War 3? The Conflict Between Iran and The US.

Villeda Lira, Jose

    As the conflict silently continues in the countries of Iran and the United States, fears grow in people, fearing another world war. Concluding the most common question that bounces everywhere, “Will a new world war actually happen?”. 

   Back in January 3, a US drone strike killed the Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, that triggered the conflict between both countries. This caused Iran to uproar with pledges and protests of outraged civilians and supporters. Although, not ALL Iranians were outraged by this purposeful act. Some became celebrating and rose up with joy after the news broke to them. Most Iranians and people in the celebratory crowd are above the age of 40 and witnessed the “terrible” acts that he committed to other people in the country.

Who Was Qassem Soleimani?

   Qassam Soleimani is viewed as a powerful military figure in most of the country of Iran and the Middle East. He was most likely unknown outside of the Middle East. Born in 1957, he gained importance during the Iran-Iraq war back in 2013 and became one of the most important figures since. 

   He was the major leader of the Quds Force and was leader until his death.  “He was viewed as the most powerful operative of the Middle East” according to an article of MarketWatch.com.

How did Iran strike back?

   On January 7, Iran sent out an attack of 20 ballistic missiles to US airbases housing US troops in Iraq. The Iran Revolutionary Guards responded that the attack was related to the death of Soleimani. The attack injured 64 US military personnels but unfortunately killed no one. 

   Iran continues to threaten the US with more “harsh” attacks as revenge and promises for a bad outcome.

Will there be a World War 3?

   Iran did announce that it would do “severe revenge” against the US. The US. does not seek conflicts or war but would defend itself to any attacks and threats from Iran. 

   As far as we know, there has been no declaration of a war between the two countries. 

   Based on repeated countless tweets from president, Donald Trump, the US has spent “2 trillion of dollars” on military equipment and would “not hesitate to use it on Iran” if they end up attacking. 

   Nobody knows when the United States and Iran would resolve this conflict, but there is no signs of a third world war as everyone believes and no major threats to the civilians of America.