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Qassem Soleimani

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking in response to the US killing of Qassem Soleimani.

Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the US killing of Qassem Soleimani on the security and stability of the middle eastern region.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

We have always recognised the aggressive threat posed by the Iranian Quds force led by Qasem Soleimani. Following his death, we urge all parties to de-escalate. Further conflict is in none of our interests.

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