An American drone attack that killed an Iranian general has increased tensions in the Middle East this week and concerns for the safety of Americans and U.S. soldiers in the region. Dr. Dennis White, who served in the Peace Corps for two years in Iran in the late 1960s, taught English as a second language in two different villages in Iran. He says the mistrust and animosity shown towards Americans by the Iranian people and government goes back to 1953.
White says he felt safe his entire time in Iran but that the people there have very long memories that run deep. The Pentagon had considered General Suleimani a terrorist who apparently approved an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq this week. The Iranian government has publicly vowed retaliation for the killing.