Iran’s Zarif says Soleimani killing ‘extremely dangerous, foolish escalation’

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General Qassem Soleimani’s killing is an “extremely dangerous and foolish escalation,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday.

“The US’ act of international terrorism, targeting & assassinating General Soleimani... is extremely dangerous & a foolish escalation. The US bears responsibility for all consequences of its rogue adventurism,” Zarif said in a tweet.

Iran’s top security body to meet

Iran’s top security body will meet on Friday to discuss the “criminal” attack that killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, its spokesman was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency.

“In the next few hours, an extraordinary meeting of the Supreme National Security Council will be held to probe the criminal act of attack on commander Soleimani’s car in Baghdad, which led to his martyrdom,” spokesman Keyvan Khosravi said.

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