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US committed to de-escalation after Soleimani killing: Pompeo

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Filed on January 3, 2020 | Last updated on January 3, 2020 at 04.02 pm
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(Agencies)

A US air strike killed the top Iranian commander.

The United States remains committed to de-escalation with Iran but is prepared to defend itself, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday following a US air strike in Baghdad that killed a top Iranian commander.

Pompeo, speaking in an interview on Fox News, said he could only confirm that Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran's elite Quds Force, had been killed in the strike.

 


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