U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that Iran “never won a war,” in the wake of the killing of a top Iranian commander in a U.S. airstrike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Iran never won a war, but never lost a negotiation!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2020 His remarks came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement, which was reiterating Washington’s commitment to de-escalation with Iran.

The U.S. confirmed Thursday that it carried out a strike that killed Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force.

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