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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday reiterated Washington’s commitment to de-escalation with Iran, following the killing of an Iranian top commander in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq’s capital Baghdad.

“I spoke today with Chinese Politburo Member Yang Jiechi to discuss [U.S. President] @realDonaldTrump’s decision to eliminate [Qasem] Soleimani in response to imminent threats to American lives,” Pompeo said on Twitter.

“I reiterated our commitment to de-escalation,” he added.

Pompeo said he also discussed the situation with British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, thanking the allies of the U.S. for “recognizing the continuing

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