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Michigan lawmakers react to deadly U.S. airstrike near Baghdad

Posted at 7:14 AM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 13:07:25-05

Michigan lawmakers are reacting to the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad's airport that killed its top general and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East.

The killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Senator Gary Peters said the strike took a notorious terrorist off the battlefield.

He goes on to say that he's focused on ensuring there is a strategy to protect U.S. citizens, service members and diplomats.

"For years Iran has killed American troops and conducted terror operations throughout the Middle East and beyond," U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga said in a statement posted to Twitter.

"The actions taken by the administration demonstrate that the United States will hold Iran, the world`s leading state sponsor of terror, accountable."