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On the Killing of Qassem Soleimani

"Neither the U.S. nor Iran has a national interest in going to war after death of Soleimani. That would be a tragic 'March of Folly,'" writes Ambassador Edward Djerejian. "The U.S. needs to address the middle options — counterterrorism and confronting asymmetrical conflict — while leaving the door to diplomacy open."