Jaishankar speaks to Iranian FM, says India deeply concerned with rising tensions
New Delhi : Amid rising tensions between the US and Iran after killing of Iranian military commander Qasem Soleiman, India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday spoke to his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif and told him that India is deeply concerned with the current developing situation.
During his conversation, S Jaishankar noted that the series of events have taken a sudden drastic turn.
"Just concluded a conversation with FM @JZarif of Iran. Noted that developments have taken a very serious turn. India remains deeply concerned about the levels of tension. We agreed to remain in touch," the External Affairs Minister tweeted.
The conversation between India and Iran FM took place days after Iran's top military commander Soleimani was killed in a US strike under the order of Donald Trump.
Earlier today, Donald Trump issued a fresh warning to Iran, claiming that 52 prime spots in the country are on US targets and in case of any threat they might strike them too. Meanwhile, protesters in Tehran have vowed "serious revenge".
Maj Gen Soleimani, 62, the head of Iran's elite al-Quds force and architect of its regional security apparatus, was killed when a US drone fired missiles into a convoy that was leaving the Baghdad International Airport early on Friday. The strike also killed the deputy chief of Iraq's powerful Hashed al-Shaabi paramilitary force.