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Iran/Iraq: MEPs to debate escalating tensions in the Middle East 

MEPs will debate the consequences of the latest confrontation between the US and Iran, on Tuesday afternoon, with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell.

Relations between the US and Iran were put under further strain when the US killed top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Friday 3 January.

Following the assassination, Iran threatened the US with severe retaliation. Shortly after, the Iraqi parliament adopted a resolution calling on the government to no longer have foreign troops present in the country.

MEPs will debate the latest developments together with EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell.

Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (no resolution)

Debate: Tuesday, 14 January