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Iraq Summons US Envoy Matthew Tueller over 'Violation of Sovereignty': Ministry

Mourners attend the funeral of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, top commander of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Baghdad, Iraq. (Reuters)

Mourners attend the funeral of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, top commander of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards, and the Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who were killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, in Baghdad, Iraq. (Reuters)

The foreign ministry of Iraq summoned US ambassador Matthew Tueller to condemn strikes by the US on Iraq that killed a top Iranian general, an Iraqi commander and other local fighters.

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  • Last Updated: January 5, 2020, 7:31 PM IST
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Baghdad: The Iraqi foreign ministry on Sunday summoned US ambassador Matthew Tueller to condemn American strikes on Iraq that killed a top Iranian general, an Iraqi commander and other local fighters.

"They were a blatant violation of Iraqi sovereignty," the ministry said in a statement, and "contradict the agreed-upon missions of the international coalition."

Qasem Soleimani, the architect of Tehran’s overseas clandestine and military operations as head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, was killed on Friday in a US drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport. Iran-backed Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was also killed in the attack

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