defence Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke on the phone with the chief of the General staff of Iran Mohammad Bagheri.
the Generals discussed a number of issues related to the aggravation of the situation in the middle East. The escalation of the situation caused by the murder of General Soleimani near Baghdad, reports TASS.
3 January, the Pentagon launched a missile attack on airport in Baghdad, which killed the commander of the special forces, “al-Quds” Islamic revolutionary guard Corps General Qassem Soleimani. The US defense Department said that the strike was ordered by President Donald trump, and wore a defensive character. Washington argues that the planned General Soleimani attack could lead to the deaths of hundreds of Americans and Iraqis. Tehran has promised US a hard answer and started to decline in the performance of its obligations under the nuclear deal.
the Iraqi authorities put the question of the legality of the actions of the coalition led by Washington. January 5, the Iraqi Parliament approved a resolution demanding complete withdrawal of all foreign troops. The American leader Donald trump refused and threatened Iraq with unprecedented sanctions.