1/3/2020, 7:25 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Pelosi, Sanders slam Trump over Soleimani killing

United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders slammed US President Donald Trump for ordering the murder of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, warning the move could trigger an "escalation" of tensions between the two countries.

Pelosi called the attack "provocative and disproportionate" and criticized the Trump administration for conducting it without consulting Congress. Meanwhile, Sanders claimed the action could "brings us closer to another disastrous war in the Middle East that could cost countless lives and trillions more dollars."

Earlier, Pentagon announced it killed the head of the elite Quds Force in "defensive action," while Tehran threatened to respond to the killing with "crushing revenge."

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NP