January 3, 2020 / 12:47 PM / 22 days ago

Lebanon condemns Soleimani killing, hopes for no repercussions

People pray as Hezbollah flags are seen inside a mosque in Ghazieh, south of Lebanon, January 3, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s foreign ministry on Friday called for the country and wider region to be spared any repercussions from the U.S. air strike that killed the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force.

The ministry also condemned the killing, calling it a violation of Iraqi sovereignty and a dangerous escalation against Iran.

Reporting by Laila Bassam; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; editing by John Stonestreet

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