‘A more dangerous world’: Iran killing triggers global alarm

US Airstrike on January 2, 2019 (Photo: Photo: Iraq's Security Media Cell)

PARIS (AP) — Global powers are warning that the world has just become a more dangerous place after the U.S. killed Iran’s top general.

China, Russia and France, all permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, took a dim view of the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport early Friday that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

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But Britain and Germany also suggested that Iran shared blame for provoking the targeted killing that dramatically ratcheted up tensions in the Mideast.

A German government spokeswoman says the U.S. strike is “a reaction to a whole series of military provocations for which Iran bears responsibility.”

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