Oil, gold surge after US strikes kill Iran commander Qassem Soleimani
Saturday, January 4, 2020, 8:22 PM
Oil prices surged as much as $3 a barrel as gold, the yen and safe-haven bonds all rallied on Friday after the US killing of Iran's top military commander in an airstrike in Iraq ratcheted-up tensions between Washington and Tehran. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the strike aimed to disrupt an imminent attack that would have endangered Americans in the Middle East.
Top Iran General Was Planning To Kill "Many More" Americans: Trump
Saturday, January 4, 2020, 7:40 AM
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said that the top Iranian commander killed in a U.S. air strike, Qassem Soleimani, was planning to kill Americans. "General Qassem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill many more," Trump wrote in a tweet.