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1/3/2020, 9:42 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Iraqi PM condemns US attack on Baghdad airport

Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (pictured) condemned on Friday the United States attack on the Baghdad International Airport and the "assassination" of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

According to state-owned Iraqia News, Mahdi warned that Washington's move marked a "dangerous escalation that is the spark of a devastating war in Iraq" and called on the Iraqi parliament to hold an extraordinary session.

Earlier, the US confirmed it killed Soleimani in what it called "defensive action," while Tehran branded the attack an "extremely dangerous and foolish escalation" and threatened to Washington with "crushing revenge." US Democrats, as well as Russia and China also criticized the Trump administration for the killing of Soleimani.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NP