Watch the video until 5:43. When you are finished watching the video answer the questions. Make sure to answer the questions in complete sentences.
- Focus question: What actions did Iran take in retaliation for the U.S. killing of General Qassem Soleimani?
- Why did the U.S. kill Soleimani?
- What effects might follow the death of Soleimani and Iran’s attack on the airbases?
- Do you think Iran was justified in launching a ballistic missile attack? Was the U.S. justified in the killing of Soleimani? Explain.
- One of Soleimani’s role as a general was to seek the removal of U.S. troops from the region. How might his death affect whether or not American troops stay in the Middle East?
- Media literacy: What questions do you have following this report? Was enough information given from the U.S. government’s perspective? How about the American public? What perspective did you hear on Iran’s behalf?