UN Warns against war as putin says Soleimani;s death inflames Mideast Situation.

By fatima at 2020-01-05 • 0 collector • 95 pageviews

The killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a U.S strike on Baghdad threatens to inflame the situation in the Middle east, Russian president Vladimir Putin said Friday.

"This action can seriously aggravate the situation in the region", the Kremlin quoted him as saying during a telephone call with French president Emmanuel Macron.

In the telephone call, Macron said there should be no "new dangerous escalation of tensions" and "called on all the parties to act with restraint", the French presidency said. 

UN general secretary general Antonio Guterres, said Friday the "world cannot afford" another Gulf war, following the killing of Iran's top military commander by U.S strike.

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