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Dolores Utrilla
7th January 2020
External Relations & Trade Institutional law

President von der Leyen’s Statement on tensions in Iran and Iraq

Yesterday, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen made an official statement on the recent developments in Iran and Iraq. She urged an end to the cycle of violence, and recalled the special responsibility of the European Union in creating a space for diplomacy. She also announced that a special College meeting will be convened on Wednesday 8 January where the High Representative and other Commissioners will have a debriefing on the outreach to different stakeholders related to developments in Iraq and beyond. This meeting on Wednesday will also serve as a platform to coordinate actions to be undertaken by Commissioners in the region and with partners related to their portfolios.

 The President’s statement is available here.


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