The NATO Secretary General announced the emergency meeting of North Atlantic Council

on Monday held an urgent meeting of the North Atlantic Council, announced NATO Secretary General Yens Stoltenberg. The reason for such haste — the aggravation of the situation in the middle East after the death in Iraq of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

All the key decisions in NATO are taken on the North Atlantic Council. About once every six months meetings are held at the level of Ministers of foreign Affairs and defense. Decisions are taken by consensus. Preside at meetings of the Council, the Secretary-General of the Alliance, reports TASS.

on Friday, the Pentagon announced the elimination of the commander of the special forces, “al-Quds” Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (the IRGC, the elite units of the Iranian armed forces) major General Qassem Soleimani. According to Washington, the operation was defensive in nature.

Iran has pledged to avenge the military officer. Supreme national security Council of Iran was responsible for “criminal adventure” in the United States.