(AP)- Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the move could make the situation in the region \"extremely worse\" after an air strike against U.S. forces at Iraq's Baghdad airport killed senior officer of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps'Al-Quds Brigade on January 4.
Integrating Russian satellite news agency, the BBC, the Kremlin news service said Putin, speaking to French President Emmanuel Macron, expressed concern about the US missile attack that killed Iranian General Sulaimani, and the two sides agreed that the U.S. action might make the situation in the region \"extremely worse.\" The call between the two leaders was allegedly initiated by the French side.
Russia's foreign ministry has said earlier that U.S. airstrikes that killed Mr. Suleimani will have serious consequences for regional peace and stability. The russian foreign ministry website commented that the incident \"shocked\" the russian side, the u.s. approach is not conducive to resolving the complex problems in the middle east, but will lead to an escalation of tensions in the region.
In addition, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova said on \"Russia-24\" television that the U.S. military acted in accordance with the instructions of U.S. politicians who pursued their own interests for the sake of the 2020 U.S. election in the attack that killed Mr. Suleimani.
Zahlova says iran's general, sulemani, has been killed in an attack on u. s.military operations, and since then the world has faced a \"new reality\" that one country kills officials from another,\" the u. s. does so beyond any legal framework.\"
The BBC reported that U.N. Secretary-General Mohamed Haq said U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on both sides to exercise restraint and he was deeply worried about the escalation and that \"the world cannot afford another Gulf war.\"
On January 3, Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Office of the Central Foreign Affairs Committee, should make an appointment with U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo, according to China's Foreign Ministry website. Yang said China is highly concerned about the current situation in the Middle East. China has always stood for resolving differences through dialogue and consultation and opposes the use of force in international relations. It is hoped that all parties concerned, the US side in particular, will exercise restraint and return to the track of seeking a solution through dialogue as soon as possible, so as to reduce the tension.
On January 3, U.S. forces struck two Iranian-related targets in Iraq's Baghdad, killing Qassim Sulaimani, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard unit, the Al-Quds Brigade. The U.S. Department of Defense said Trump approved the airstrike and called the decision \"to stop future attacks on Iran.\" Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has fought back and will retaliate \"harshly \". (Overseas Internet\/Zhu Xiao)