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Tehran asked Brazil for explanations of US support after attack

by Ace Damon
Tehran asked Brazil for explanations of US support after attack

Iran has requested explanations from Brazil's Foreign Ministry about the country's position, which has expressed support for the United States Government following the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

The request for explanation came on Sunday and, according to Brazilian newspaper "O Globo", Maria Cristina Lopes, in charge of business at the Brazilian embassy in Tehran, Iran's capital, has already met with representatives of the Iranian government, but the content of the conversation It was not revealed.

In a statement issued on Friday by Itamaraty, the Brazilian government defended the "fight against the scourge of terrorism" on the day a US attack on Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, killed Iranian general Qassem Soleiman.

"The Brazilian Government expresses its support for the fight against the scourge of terrorism and reiterates that this fight requires the cooperation of the entire international community without seeking any justification or relativization for terrorism," said Itamaraty.

Brazil "is equally ready to participate in international efforts to help prevent an escalation of conflict at this time," he added.

The executive led by Jair Bolsonaro, the strong ally of US President Donald Trump, stressed that "terrorism cannot be considered a problem restricted to the Middle East and developed countries."

Thus, he argued, "Brazil cannot remain indifferent to this threat, which even affects South America."

"Brazil is closely following the developments in Iraq, including its impact on oil prices, and calls once again for the unity of all nations against terrorism in all its forms," ​​he said.

In the statement, Itamaraty also called for respect for the Vienna Convention following the unprecedented attack on the US embassy in Baghdad, and for the "integrity of US diplomatic agents recognized by the Iraqi Government present in that country."

Qassem Soleiman, a key figure in Iran's growing influence in the Middle East, died on Friday in a US drone strike in Baghdad, along with "number two" from the coalition of pro-paramilitary groups. -Iranians in Iraq Hachd al-Chaab, Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis, and six others.

Iran has vowed revenge and announced on Sunday that it will no longer respect the limits imposed by the 2015 nuclear treaty with the five countries sitting on the United Nations Security Council – Russia, France, the United Kingdom, China and the USA – plus Germany, and aimed at restricting Iran's ability to develop nuclear weapons. The United States abandoned the agreement in May 2018.

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