‘A more dangerous world’: US killing triggers global alarm
PARIS — Global powers are warning that the U.S. killing of Iran’s top general has made the world a more dangerous place.
But some also are suggesting that Iran shared some blame by provoking the strike. Oil prices surged, reflecting investors’ jitters about Mideast stability. Iran vowed revenge against Americans.
Twitter users turned “WWIII” into a top trending term. But there was praise from Israel and a right-wing opposition leader in Italy. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo worked the phones, calling world capitals to defend the killing.
Saudi Arabia appealed for international efforts to stabilize the vital region.
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