• Israel figured in US decision to assassinate Iranian general – Mondoweiss

    The Trump administration consulted with Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, and Israel ahead of the strike, but did not consult with European allies, says Negar Mortazavi of the Independent. “[Mike] Pompeo called Netanyahu, MBS [Mohammed bin Salman], and MBZ [Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed] more than once in the past few days to discuss Iran, per State Department.” Mortavazi notes that State Department releases yesterday show that Pompeo called the UK and German foreign ministers after the fact.

    Sana Saeed of AJPlus observes: “Congress didn’t know about the decision to assassinate Soleimani – but guess who did? Israel.