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Publish Date: 9:36 - 15 February 2020
Tehran 15 February _Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the United States’ “cowardly” assassination last month of senior Iranian anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani pushed Washington and Tehran “very close” to war.

Cowardly assassination of Gen Soleimani pushed Iran, US very close to war: ZarifTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_Zarif made the remarks in an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Richard Engel in Munich on Friday on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

“We were very close to a war because the United States initiated an act of aggression against Iran in a very, excuse the language, cowardly way,” he said.

“They couldn’t confront [General] Soleimani in the battlefield so they hit him during the dark of night through a drone attack on a car carrying him on a peace mission, which is beneath any dignified way of dealing with this,” he added.

The terrorist US forces assassinated General Soleimani, the former commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) or Hashed al-Sha’abi counterterrorism fighting force, and their companions by targeting them near Baghdad International Airport on January 3.

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