Venezuela condemns US military attack in Iraq and assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela expresses its outright rejection for the attack carried out at the dawn of January 3 by US military forces in the vicinity of the Baghdad Airport, Republic of Iraq, in which the Commander of the Quds Forces of Iran`s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Major General Qassem Soleimani was murdered.

It is an action that clearly raises tensions in the region, without any grounds of International Law, directly aimed at a military chief and a group of high-ranking officials from a sovereign country, who were in a conflict zone.

The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela regrets the deaths caused and conveys its feelings of condolences and solidarity to the peoples and governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Iraq, while calling for respect for International Public Law and so that all the actors involved contribute to keeping peace in the Middle East.

Caracas, January 03 2020