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Boris Johnson: Qassem Suleimani was threat to all our interests | The Guardian |

Boris Johnson has said that assassinated Iranian general Qassem Suleimani was "a threat to all our interests", and that while "we will not lament his death" he called for de-escalation from all sides.

The prime minister spoke to the US president, Donald Trump, on Sunday after the US drone strike on Iran's top military leader on Friday.

Johnson said he would be speaking to Iraq "to support peace and stability" after its parliament called for the expulsion of foreign troops, including British soldiers working against Islamic State (Isis).

"General Qassem Suleimani posed a threat to all our interests and was responsible for a pattern of disruptive, destabilising behaviour in the region," Johnson said.

"Given the leading role he has played in actions that have led to the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians and western personnel, we will not lament his death.

"It is clear however that all calls for retaliation or reprisals will simply lead to more violence in the region and they are in no one's interest."

No Sir! Bush and Blair are responsible for one million deaths by the invasion and occupation of Iraq, framed through lies and propaganda about WMDs. The Iraq population resisted your soldiers, American troops, torture and detention.

Iran summons German diplomat over 'destructive remarks' | DW |

    Iran summoned Germany's charge d'affaires to Iran on Sunday. The summons was made to protest "destructive" comments made by German officials supporting the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a US air strike on Friday.

    "Iran strongly criticizes inappropriate, insubstantial and destructive remarks of some German officials," the Iranian government said, according to Iranian state TV.

Iran condemns Germany stance on US assassination of Gen. Soleimani | PressTV |

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America has no idea how many innocent people it's killing in the Middle East | The Independent |
The war in Iraq was not a blunder or a mistake. It was a crime | The Guardian |
Dutch Investigation: Iraq Mission Ruled Illegal by Oui @EuroTrib on Jan. 12, 2010

Indeed, one can conclude flaunting International Law, Geneva Conventions, causing hundred of thousands civilian deaths, America has become a bandit state.

by Oui on Mon Jan 6th, 2020 at 12:41:47 AM EST

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