France calls on Iran to refrain from provocation after US airstrike

Macron gestures during a press conference at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on December 21, 2019. (File photo: AFP)

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Iran should refrain from any provocation, speaking after a US airstrike that killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq.

Macron also said in his statement that he had held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the situation in Iraq.

Iran promised harsh revenge on Friday after the US strike in Baghdad killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in the Middle East.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01