Qassem Soleimani

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Chair, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, Chair, Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 January (HL142), when they were first notified that the government of the United States had made a decision to use lethal force against General Soleimani.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State, The Minister of State, Department for International Development

I refer the noble Lord to the answer of 21 January 2019, PQ HL142:

We became aware of the operation as it happened. We do not comment on our allies' operational decisions.

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