U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Friday discussed the operation to destroy the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, according to the state Department. During the conversation, Pompeo explained the murder Soleimani “protection of U.S. personnel abroad.” According to him, Sulemani was killed by a missile strike as he was “an imminent threat to American lives”.
Earlier it was reported that a rocket attack on the outskirts of Baghdad killed General Qasim Soleimani – the head of special forces “Quds,” the Iranian revolutionary guard. Later Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed that the killing of Qassem Soleimani will not remain without revenge.
Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed that the deliberate action of a member state of the UN on elimination of officials of another member state of the UN, besides on the territory of a third sovereign state without his knowledge, “violate the principles of” international law “deserve condemnation.” The corresponding statement to the media posted on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry said after a telephone conversation Lavrov with Pompeo.
before the us 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.
Murder Soleimani commented on President of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. In his opinion, the fed’s actions can lead to unpredictable consequences in the middle East.