United States Senator Ted Cruz said it was his belief that the Iranian regime should be collapsed and advocated that the US “irreversibly end what remains of the disastrous [Iran nuclear] deal” in a video posted Wednesday.
“It is my belief that we need to collapse the regime”
The US lawmaker said the idea had fallen out of favor in recent years, especially during the Obama Administration, as it became synonymous with regime change followed by “endless nation building that we have needlessly, foolishly and catastrophically pursued in Iraq.”
Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, an arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport on January 3, along with Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces. The US had designated the IRGC as a terrorist organization in May.