EU calls for ‘deescalation’ following US Baghdad raid
Sunday, 05 January 2020
The European head of diplomacy Josep Borrell “highlighted” the “need to deescalate the situation” to his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday.
Their meeting came after Iranian general Qassem Soleimani was killed in an American drone attack in Baghdad.
During the discussion with Zarif on recent developments, Borrell highlighted the “need to show restraint and avoid further escalations.”
During the meeting, they also “discussed the importance of preserving the Vienna agreement on Iranian nuclear power (JCPoA),” which “remains crucial for global security,” according to a tweet posted by Borrell.
“I am committed to playing the role of coordinator,” Borrell in charge of the EU’s foreign policy added.