The North Dakota congressional delegation is weighing in on the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, one of the country’s top military officials. All three said the world is a better place without Soleimani.
North Dakota's representatives agree that while this was a positive move, it was a somber one as well.
Sen.John Hoeven, R-N.D., praised the attack in a statement: "Our brave U.S. service members and intelligence officials have once again brought a terrorist to justice. Iran's terrorist activities and its nuclear program are unacceptable, and the U.S. will continue to defend its interests and its people."
Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D, and Rep. Kelly Armstrong, R-N.D., echoed these sentiments.
"We had an opportunity to take out one of the top terrorists in the world, maybe the top terrorist in the world that was still living and make the world a safer place,” Cramer said.
"Just recently, we had a drone strike. We have a British ship being held in port. We have an attack on a Saudi oil refinery. This is a gravely serious issue and I hope Iran understands how serious it is,” Armstrong said.
They added that this sends a message to the region that America won't tolerate terrorism.
However, it will be seen as to whether or not that message is received with 3,000 troops headed for the region this weekend.