BRUSSELS, Jan. 3 (EUROPE PRESS) –
NATO said on Friday that it is “closely” monitoring the situation in Iraq after the US military operation in which Iranian General Qasem Soleimani has died, while noting that they maintain “close and regular” contact with the American authorities. ”
“NATO is monitoring the situation in the region very closely. We remain in close and regular contact with the United States authorities,” said a spokesman for the Alliance.
The United States has claimed this Friday the death of Iranian General Qassen Soleimani, head of the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards of Iran, in an attack at the Baghdad airport “to protect US personnel abroad.”
The Pentagon, which has specified that it was the president of the United States, Donald Trump, who led the operation, explained in a statement that Soleimani “was actively developing plans to attack US diplomats in Iraq and throughout the region. “.
For his part, the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has threatened the United States this Friday with a “hard revenge” for the death of General Soleimani. Also, the Iranian leader has declared three days of mourning in the country.