The attack on Iraq: comments of the defense Ministry and the US state Department

the Killing of Americans in Baghdad airport an Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, short — sighted step, leading to a sharp escalation of military-political situation in the middle East. This was stated by the defense Ministry, adding that such moves lead to serious negative consequences for the entire system of international security.

In the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation also recalled that long before the formation of the so-called “international coalition” led by the United States in Iraq and Syria under the direct supervision Soleimani was organized armed resistance to international terrorist groups ISIS (banned in Russia) and “al-Qaeda” (banned in Russia).

“His personal contribution in the fight against ISIS in Syria is undeniable,” — said the defense Ministry.

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo discussed the decision by the American President Donald trump on the elimination of General Qasem Soleimani, member of the Politburo of the Communist party of China, the head office of the Commission, the CPC Central Committee for foreign Affairs Yang Jiechi. In between them held a telephone conversation Pompeo stressed that the U.S. remains committed to de-escalation in the middle East, TASS reports.

About the same, Pompeo said in a telephone conversation with the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas, who is also thanked for the German position on Iran.

Washington, according to Pompeo, provided for a “wide range of possible responses from Iran” to murder the General Soleimani. “And we handed them over to President Donald Trump to be prepared for any possible answers,” said us Secretary of state in an interview with CNN.

According to Pompeo, the elimination of Qasem Soleimani, the us military was made to save the Americans from the planned Iranian General future attacks. Airstrike on Soleimani saved “tens, if not hundreds” of lives of US citizens, she added.

the United States, like Israel, have the right to self-defence stated in connection with the killsociety of General Soleimani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He even praised the American government for determination of actions in relation to süleymaniye, reports “Interfax”.

Meanwhile, state TV and radio of Iran, IRIB reported: as a result of the US air strike in Baghdad in addition to the commander of the special forces, “al-Quds” Iranian revolutionary Guards General Qasem Soleimani was killed four Iranian officers. According to the statement, “al-Quds”, is a Brigadier General Hossein Jaafari, of, Colonel shahroud of Mozaffari-Tion, major Hadi Taremi and captain Vahid Zamanian, RIA Novosti reported.

In Iran, Qasem Soleimani was considered a national hero and enjoyed the confidence of the Supreme leader of the country Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who ruled directly. Khamenei called him “a living Martyr”, and the US and Israel considered a sworn enemy. Iran declared three days of mourning. The new commander of the forces, “al-Quds” appointed General Ismail Qaani.