US vs Iran: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Syria, Turkey state Position on Soleimani Killing

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US vs Iran: United Kingdom, Germany, France, Syria, Turkey state Position Qassem Soleimani assassination by the United States of America.

Some of these countries has pleaded for de-escalation so as not to erupt another war.

Syria, the United Kingdom and Turkey have reacted to the assassination of Iranian army General, Qassem Soleimani by the United States of America.

On Friday, Maj.-Gen. Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, was killed in a US airstrike on his convoy at Baghdad airport.

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US Vs Iran: Syria state Position Qassem Soleimani assassination by the United States of America.

The Syrian government accused Washington of trying to fuel conflict in the Middle East.

Syria is “certain that this cowardly US aggression … will only strengthen determination to follow in the path of the resistance’s martyred leaders,” a foreign ministry official was quoted as saying by the state news agency SANA, according to Al Jazeera.

The official described the killings as “a serious escalation of the situation” in the region and accused the US of resorting to “the methods of criminal gangs.”

Turkey state Position Qassem Soleimani assassination by the United States of America.

Also the Turkish foreign ministry said the assassination of Soleimani would increase insecurity and instability in the region.

The ministry, in a statement, said it was deeply concerned by the rising tensions between the US and Iran

It added that turning Iraq into an arena for conflict would harm peace and stability in the region.

“Turkey has always been against foreign interventions, assassinations and sectarian conflicts in the region,” the ministry said.

United Kingdom state Position Qassem Soleimani assassination by the United States of America.

The United Kingdom has also reacted to development through British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab.

It urged all parties to de-escalate.

“We have always recognised the aggressive threat posed by the Iranian Quds force led by Qassem Soleimani.

“Following his death, we urge all parties to de-escalate. Further conflict is in none of our interests,” Raab said in a statement.

Germany and France have joined other world leaders in reaction to the killing of Iranian top military leader, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani by the US government.

Maj.-Gen. Soleimani, Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, was killed in a US airstrike on his convoy at Baghdad airport on Friday rising the tension of another World War.

Germany state Position Qassem Soleimani assassination by the United States of America.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, through her Spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer urged restraint and de-escalation.

“We are at a dangerous point of escalation. It is now important through prudence and restraint to contribute to de-escalation,” Demmer said, as quoted by Al Jazeera.

Also speaking Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the aim now was to prevent further escalation across the Middle East.

“We are making use of our diplomatic channels to Iran and to other states in the region,” he said.

“Since this morning we have been in close contact with our British and French partners and with other European countries on how we can best work to calm the situation.”

France state Position Qassem Soleimani assassination by the United States of America.

Also reacting, France said its priority is to stabilise the Middle East.

French Secretary of State for European Affairs Amelie de Montchalin spoke to RTL radio.

“What is happening is what we feared: Tensions between the United States and Iran are increasing,” Montchalin said. “The priority is to stabilise the region.”

“We have woken up to a more dangerous world,” Montchalin added, saying French President Emmanuel Macron would consult soon with “players in the region.”

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