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Russian Defence Min, Iran official discuss situation after Soleimani murder: Ministry

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Russian Defence Min, Iran official discuss situation after Soleimani murder: Ministry

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Jan 2020, 08:06 pm

Moscow/Sputnik/IBNS: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held a phone conversation with the chief of staff for the Iranian armed forces, Mohammad Bagheri, to discuss steps for preventing escalation in Syria and the Middle East after the killing of Iranian top military commander Qasem Soleimani, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

Soleimani was killed in a US drone airstrike near the Baghdad airport on Friday, which prompted a surge in regional tensions.

"During their conversation, the military leaders have discussed practical steps for preventing escalation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the Middle Eastern region over the killing of Quds Force commander Gen. Qasem Soleimani," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Following which Iran vowed harsh revenge over the general's killing.

On Saturday, United States President Donald Trump warned of attacks on 52 Iranian sites if the latter strikes any US citizens or assets.

"Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!" Trump wrote on Twitter late on Saturday.

He said Iran has been of late talking about hitting US assets as revenge "for ridding the world of their terrorist leaders."

"Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years," Trump added.

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Russian Defence Min, Iran official discuss situation after Soleimani murder: Ministry

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