the Leaders of Russia and France discussed by telephone the American attack on Iraq, which killed an Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel macron believe that this act of Washington could trigger a serious deterioration of the situation in the region.
As reported by TASS with reference to the press service of the Kremlin, during the meeting they discussed Russian-French relations, and themes of Donbass, Libya and Syria. In addition, Putin and macron exchanged new year greetings.
Meanwhile, the US President, Donald trump spoke out about the murder of Soleimani in his “Twitter”. He said that the General “was killed or seriously wounded thousands of” Americans, and all involved in the death of millions of people. “Gotcha!” – rejoiced the head of the White house in his microblog, adding that the hated Iranian General “have been removed many years ago.”
UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres, in turn, called on the parties to show restraint, reports RIA Novosti.
Earlier it was reported about the American operation against the head of special forces, “al-Quds” Islamic revolutionary guard Corps. He was killed by a rocket strike near the airport of Baghdad. In his place was appointed General Ismail Qaani. Iran has vowed to take revenge on the States that U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo declared readiness of Washington to the response from Tehran. As writes the edition Axios, the US expects that Iran will organize a series of cyber attacks.
it was Later revealed that the attack was not coordinated with the Iraqi authorities.