UN Blamed US For Middle East Tension - Focus News


Friday, 10 January 2020

UN Blamed US For Middle East Tension

Dozen of countries attended a UN Security Council meeting Thursday discussing major issues including UN Charter, and Middle East tension.

The Thursday meeting purposely called for  discussing UN Charter which engaged hours long debate among nations. This debate featuring different nations blaming Pentagon for killing Iranian top general, Qassem Soleimani which has led to tension escalation in the Middle East.

We learned that among nations delegates made this position was Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jun said “at present the United States’ unilateral military adventurism has led to the tensing of the situation in the Middle East Persian Gulf region.” as Presstv reports.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also criticized “miscalculations” and warned against any move that can throw Middle East into another would conflict. “War is never inevitable; it is a matter of choice, and often it is a product of easy miscalculations.”

Syrian Ambassador Bashar Jaafari blamed  the UN Security Council fo r its silence over the assassination of  Iran General Soleimani by US

In his statement, “How is the council silent vis-a-vis the US assassination crime against Iranian and Iraqi leaders that were fighting ISIS [Daesh] and Nusra Front in Syria and Iraq?” he laments.

However, the US ambassador, his country’s move, repeating the claim that it was a move to prevent an “imminent threat”, without providing any evidence. He justifies his country position right.

“This decision was not taken lightly,” US Ambassador Kelly Craft said at the UN. She tried to justify the assassination by stating that Iran had been “threatening” the lives of Americans for years.

Meanwhile US President Donald Trump has said he personally ordered the assassination of Gen. Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), in a drone strike in Baghdad last Friday. 

General Soleimani cooperated closely with the PMU and other counter-terrorism groups against the most brutal of the terrorist outfits, including Daesh. 

Iran attacked US military bases on Wednesday in its  retaliation for the lost general, the attack which Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described a "slap on the face" of the Americans.

Commander of the Aerospace Division of IRGC has said the strikes on the Ain al-Assad airbase and another base in Erbil were only “the starting point of a great operation,” which would encompass the entire region if the American provocation continued.

Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh said the retaliation targeted one of the most important of America’s outposts. “The strikes were not meant to cause fatalities. We intended to deliver a blow to the enemy’s military machine."

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