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Iranian ambassador urges Ireland to promote peace

Masoud Islami also compared assassinated general Qassem Soleimani to Michael Collins, saying both were ‘icons of resistance’

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
12th January, 2020
Masoud Islami, Iran‘s ambassador to Ireland, called the US assassination of Soleimani a direct act of state-sponsored terrorism

Iran wants the Irish government to take positive steps towards ensuring peace, according to Masoud Islami, its ambassador in Ireland.

Islami, who compared assassinated general Qassem Soleimani to Michael Collins, said he would like to see the Irish government help to ease tensions between the US and Iran.

“Iran will do whatever it takes to prevent an armed conflict in our region,” Islami said. “We would like to see positive gestures by the Irish government...

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