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Diplomatic tensions rise after US strike kills Iranian General

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Jan, 2020. 11:18 am
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Diplomatic tensions witnessed on the rise on International level due to the ongoing crisis between  Iran and United States of America.

According to details, Diplomatic tensions on rise, Demand for US troops to withdraw from Iraq after Baghdad attacks intensified, while; activities on the diplomatic and political front have intensified.

Iraq’s parliament emergency session

Iraq’s parliament will hold an extraordinary session today.

The session is to discuss the U.S. air strike in Baghdad which killed Iran’s Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Prime Minister of Iraq Adel Abdul Mahdi called on lawmakers to hold an emergency session and address the attack, which he called a violation of sovereignty.

Saudi King’s Phone to Salih

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman telephoned Iraqi President Barham Salih, assured him of the Kingdom’s keenness for regional stability and the importance of taking measures to defuse tensions.

“The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques discussed during the meeting with His Excellency the developments of events in the region, confirming – the Kingdom’s keenness on the security and stability of the brotherly country of Iraq, the importance of calm and defusing the crisis in the region, and taking all measures to reduce tensions,” a statement on the Saudi Press Agency read.

For his part, Salih expressed his thanks and appreciation to King Salman, and for the Kingdom’s interest in Iraq’s security and stability.

Khalid Bin Salman to visit London, DC

However, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman instructed Deputy Defense Minister Khalid bin Salman to head to Washington and London in the next few days.

Rouhani Calls Erdogan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to take united stance against Washington following the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. air strike.

Iranian Letter to UN

Moreover, Iran told the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that it reserves its right to self-defense under international law after the United States killed Qassem Soleimani.

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