The assassination of General Soleimani: the French foreign Ministry urged all sides to show restraint

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo discussed the elimination of the American military commander of Iranian special forces “al-Quds” Qassem Soleimani with the foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian. According to Pompeo on Twitter, opposition to the hostile activity of the Iranian regime is a shared priority of the United States with its European allies.

According to the French foreign Ministry, Jean-Yves Le Drian stressed the concern of France in connection with the growing tension in the middle East in recent months and a sharp aggravation of the situation in Iraq in recent weeks. Earlier it was reported that the President of France Emmanuel macron and Minister of foreign Affairs in the coming hours to discuss the situation with all regional and international partners.

According to the French foreign Ministry in Paris called on all parties to show restraint, reports RIA Novosti. France calls on Iran to avoid “actions that could exacerbate regional instability or lead to a serious crisis of nuclear proliferation”.

French permanent representative to the UN, Nicolas de Riviere called on all parties “to work on further de-escalation”, as in the Middle East region needs stability.

the American attack on Iraq, which killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, discussed by telephone the leaders of Russia and France. Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel macron believe that this act of Washington could trigger a serious deterioration of the situation in the region.

Previously, Pompeo discussed the assassination of General Soleimani, in particular, with the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas, Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Dominique Raab and a member of the state Council of China Yang Jiechi.

According to Heiko Maas, airstrike USA, in which killed Soleimani, “follow a series of dangerous provocations of Iran”, however, as a result of this action to defuse tensions “not easier”.

the Supreme national security Council of Iran has called a “criminal attack” US General Soleimani their “biggest strategicthe error programme in the Western Asia.” From the consequences of this miscalculation, the US can’t just walk away, promises Tehran.

In a statement, the Iranian national security Council said that the US killed Soleimani, to take revenge for Iran’s contribution to the victory over the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) and other extremists. “Offenders should expect severe retribution at the right time and right place”, — added there.

Meanwhile, the foreign Ministry of Saudi Arabia after the assassination of General Soleimani has called for restraint and stressed that the international community should take the necessary measures to ensure the security and stability of the region.