the foreign Ministers of Iran and Russia, Mohammad Javad Zarif and Sergei Lavrov discussed by telephone the situation in the middle East. The situation in the region escalated after the death of General of the Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (IRGC) of Qasem Soleimani in Iraq in an attack US.
Lavrov expressed his condolences. Similarly, during a telephone conversation, said the words of sympathy to foreign Minister Wang Yi and foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, reports RIA Novosti.
Simultaneously, strongly condemned the U.S. attack the Venezuelan government. This action is not substantiated from the point of view of international law, said the foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic, it was directed directly against the warlord and a group of officers of high rank of a sovereign country in the conflict zone. Caracas expressed their condolences to Iran and Iraq, reports TASS.
Recent events in Iraq, discussed by telephone gensek NATO Jens Stoltenberg and Minister of defense mark Esper.
Earlier, NATO suspended the work of its mission in Baghdad for the training of officers for the Iraqi army.
on Friday, the Pentagon announced the elimination of Soleimani in the airport area of the capital of Iraq. The strike was by order of the American President Donald trump.
the Supreme Council of national security of Iran has vowed to take revenge on the killers of the officer.