But what has really happened here?
The photograph dates back from 3 December, 2019. It represents the US President Donald Trump and the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during the NATO summit in London.
NATO, or the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance and a collective system of defense founded in 1949. This article comes in a context of recent death of Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian Major General, killed by American missiles on the 3rd of January, 2020. His death has shocked many Iranians, and the country mentioned a possibility of revenge on the United States. For a moment, the whole world was observing the conflict, unable to do anything to prevent the conflict from escalation.
In act of revenge, Iran launched a military operation on January 8, 2020, under the name “Operation Martyr Soleimani”. Iran’s military forces launched missiles on U.S. bases in Iraq. There were no casualties.
NATO plays an important role in the evolution of this conflict, since if it escalates, the U.S. could ask its international partners to provide him with military support against Iran. Nonetheless, Secretary General (on the photograph, left), strongly condemned the tensions and asked for their de-escalation.
Quote: The Big Lebowsky
Photograph credits : The White House
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Sources (article): Reuters
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