President Donald Trump detailed on Friday evening during a private dinner the US attack that on January 3 and in a drone operation in Baghdad (the capital of Iraq) killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani alongside Iraqi Lieutenant Abu Mehdi to Muhandi.
During a private fundraising dinner for his election re-election campaign, at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida, Trump described minute by minute the air raid based on an official and anonymous countdown of the operation, according to recordings obtained by 'The Washigton Post' and CNN.
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"They are together, sir," Trump recalled that the military in charge of the mission said they were watching everything miles away.
"Sir, they have two minutes and 11 seconds. No emotion. '2 minutes and 11 seconds of life, sir. They are in the car, they are in an armored vehicle. Sir, they have approximately one minute of life, sir. 30 seconds. 10 , 9, 8 … '"Trump said during dinner.
"Then, suddenly, boom," he continued. 'They are gone, sir. Cutting, "said the president about that moment.
"Two for the price of one"
Trump described how Soleimani arrived at Baghdad International Airport, where he was received by Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, the head of Kataeb Hezbollah, officially called the Islamic Resistance Movement of Iraq.
The US president was delighted to eliminate "two for the price of one," referring to the death of Soleimani and Muhandis.
"It was supposed to be invincible." "He said bad things about our country," Trump added referring to Soleimani.
The murder of Soleimani caused a serious crisis between Tehran and Washington and led the Iranian Revolutionary Guard to attack with missiles on January 8 a military base in Iraq with the presence of US troops.
Several US soldiers were injured in the bombing, in retaliation for the death of Soleimani, considered a hero in Iran.
This new data was released this week in a statement by the international coalition against the Islamic State (EI) terrorist group led by Washington.
Four audio cuts
The audio files obtained by 'The Washington Post' and CNN – the latter media published them on their website – arrived in four short segments, and each one cuts the sentences.
Trump has been at his residence in Mar-a-lago since Friday and, according to the team of reporters that accompanies him on Saturday, he has been playing golf.