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UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East following General Soleimani's assassination: stakeoutlive

UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East following General Soleimani's assassination: stakeout

United States, New York

Live from UN headquarters in New York on Friday, January 3 as UN Security Council holds a closed-door meeting on the situation in Syria and the Middle East.

The meeting, which had been requested by France and the UK in order to discuss the humanitarian situation in Idlib, is expected to be overshadowed by the news of the targeted assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Soleimani was killed in a US airstrike in the early hours of Friday in Baghdad alongside Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

Date of startJanuary 3, 2020
Time of start17:26
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Live from UN headquarters in New York on Friday, January 3 as UN Security Council holds a closed-door meeting on the situation in Syria and the Middle East. The meeting, which had been requested by France and the UK in order to discuss the humanitarian situation in Idlib, is expected to be overshadowed by the news of the targeted assassination of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Soleimani was killed in a US airstrike in the early hours of Friday in Baghdad alongside Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.