Putin and Macron Talk by Phone About Concerns Over U.S. Killing of Top Iranian General Soleimani – Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron expressed their concerns in a phonecall over the U.S. killing of Iran’s Major-General Qassem Soleimani, according to a statement on the Kremlin’s website Friday evening.

The U.S. early on Friday killed Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force and architect of Iran’s spreading military influence in the Middle East, in an airstrike at Baghdad airport. 

According to the Kremlin, the phone call was initiated by the French leader. The statement said Macron and Putin agreed that U.S. actions have the potential to seriously aggravate the situation in the region.

Earlier, Russia’s Foreign Ministry told RIA Novosti that the killing of Soleimani would increase tensions in the Middle East, while a number of Russian officials voiced similar sentiments and criticized U.S. actions in Iraq.

The two leaders also discussed the political situation in Libya and Syria during their conversation, the statement said.

(c) The Moscow Times


  1. “The statement said Macron and Putin agreed that U.S. actions have the potential to seriously aggravate the situation in the region.”

    They forgot to add on the part were they said, and there is FA we can do about it. It’s pathetic to see Macron grovelling to the terrorist in the Kremlin. I thought he had balls when he first appeared on the scene, but seems got castrated early on by Russia.

  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed Ukraine among other subjects in a telephone call on Friday, the Kremlin press service said.

    “The parties considered key aspects of a settlement of the internal Ukrainian conflict and highlighted the importance of a consistent implementation of the Minsk Package of measures and the decisions made at the Normandy-format summit in Paris on December 9, 2019. They praised the prisoner exchange between Kyiv and Donbas on December 29, 2019 and the conclusion of a package deal on the transport of Russian gas to Europe across Ukraine at the end of 2019,” it said.

    Putin and Macron exchanged warm New Year’s greetings, it said.

    “They also touched upon some items on the bilateral agenda and agree to continue contacts,” the Kremlin said.


  3. Neither dwarfs can do shitt about the US or its actions. They can only hold hands and comfort each other. That’s what’s so funny.

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