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(Reuters) - The United States launched an air strike against a leading Iranian military commander on Friday, heightening fears of a conflict escalation in the Middle East that could hurt crude supplies in the region.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After President Donald Trump said the top Iranian general killed in a U.S. air strike in Baghdad was plotting "imminent" attacks on U.S. interests, some U.S. national security and congressional officials are raising questions about the use of that word to justify the killing.
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's electoral board on Friday ordered the pro-independence president of Catalonia's government be stripped of his regional lawmaker role, in a move that may complicate efforts to end a prolonged national political deadlock.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials said the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani on Friday might deter, rather than provoke, Iranian violence against U.S. targets despite Tehran's vow of retaliation.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's leaders have promised to avenge the killing of General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, by the United States.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S. killing of Qassem Soleimani, Iran's most powerful figure after its supreme leader, is seen by Tehran as an act of war that risks regional conflagration.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is sending nearly 3,000 additional troops to the Middle East from the 82nd Airborne Division as a precaution amid rising threats to American forces in the region, the Pentagon said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long before U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went on television and Twitter on Friday to make the case for the U.S. decision to kill top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, he had the powerful military commander squarely in his sights.
(Reuters) - U.S. authorities and major cities saw no imminent threats on Friday from potential Iranian retaliation over a U.S. air strike that killed Tehran's most prominent military commander, but New York's mayor said his city was bracing for an attack like never before.
CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia called on Friday for self-restraint to prevent escalation after the U.S. strike in Iraq that killed a senior Iranian commander, an official source told state TV.