The world cannot afford another war in the Gulf: the head of the UN, Guterres
UNITED NATIONS: The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, warned on Friday that the world cannot afford another war in the Gulf, following the assassination of Iran's main military commander in a United States drone attack.
Expressing his deep concern over the escalation of tensions in the Gulf, Assistant Secretary General Farhan Haq spokesman said: The secretary general has consistently advocated the decline in the Gulf. He is deeply concerned about the recent escalation.
The UN chief said that this is a time when leaders must exercise maximum moderation. The world cannot afford another war in the Gulf, Guterres said.
Tensions are rising in the region after Suleimani, who led the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps He was killed in an American attack with drones in Baghdad on Friday. The strike was authorized by the president Donald Trump .
Trump tweeted: General Qassem Soleimani has killed or seriously injured thousands of Americans for a prolonged period of time, and was plotting to kill many more ... but they caught him! He was directly and indirectly responsible for the deaths of millions of people, including the recent large number of PROTESTORS killed in Iran itself.
.... of the protesters killed in Iran itself. While Iran will never be able to admit it correctly, Soleimani was both a hat ... https://t.co/MWO392yByM - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1578059683000
While Iran can never admit it properly, Soleimani was hated and feared within the country. They are not as sad as the leaders will let the outside world believe. I should have taken it out many years ago! He said in the tweet.