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Iran summoned Brazilian representative in the country, Maria Cristina Lopes, for a talk after Itamaraty express support to the United States in the “fight against the scourge of terrorism” in reaction to the American bombing that killed General Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad.
The convening of a representative by a government is seen as an act of protest in the diplomatic milieu.
“We inform that the Brazilian Chargé d'Affaires in Tehran, as well as representatives of countries that spoke about the events in Baghdad, were summoned by the Iranian Foreign Ministry. The conversation, the content of which is reserved and will not be commented by Itamaraty, was conducted with cordiality, within the usual diplomatic practice ”, informed the Ministry of Foreign Relations to VEJA.
One of Iran's most powerful military, Soleimani was killed on Thursday 2 in an American air strike in Iraq. The Iranian regime has promised retaliation against the US for the murder. Two days later, Itamaraty issued a statement expressing support for Americans in the fight against terrorism and was prepared to assist in efforts to prevent a "conflict escalation."