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UK's Raab calls for de-escalation of tensions after killing of 'menace' Soleimani

Reuters Sunday, 5 January 2020
British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday he understood why the United States had killed a top Iranian military commander but urged a de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East to avoid war in the region.
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