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1/3/2020, 9:44 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia: Killing of Soleimani to raise tensions

The killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani by the United States forces will increase tensions in the region, said Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile, the head of the Federation Council’s international affairs committee, Konstantin Kosachev (pictured), wrote on his Facebook page that Washington's actions have "destroyed hopes" for a solution for Iran's nuclear program. The country can now accelerate the development of nuclear weapons, he added.

Earlier in the day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed retaliation for the death of Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NI