- The ANC, along with the rest of the world, has condemned America's attack on Iraq
- The party calls the airstrikes that claimed the life of General Qassem Soleimani inhumane
- Ace Magashule said the attack has the potential to plunge the Middle East and the world into a full-scale war
The ANC has spoken up against the American airstrikes against Iraq that led to the death of General Qassem Soleimani.
The party shared a statement on social media and called the attack 'inhumane' and 'international terrorism'.
News24 reports the ANC has called on the United Nations to take action so there will be peace between the countries.
Briefly.co.za gathered that ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule feels the airstrike was an attack on Iran's people and the rest of the world can't look the other way.
"The ANC and all progressive formations of the world cannot afford to remain silent while the actions of the US appear to be undermining peace and security with impunity - a clear and deliberate erosion of Iran's national stability.
"We urge the nations of the world, through the United Nations, to act firmly and expeditiously against this act of international terrorism. We urge all parties to this conflict to give peace a chance. We appeal for maximum restraint."
Iran has since warned the US that the attack was the 'country's biggest mistake' and has promised to retaliate against the United States for the death of Soleimani.
Soleimani was considered the second most powerful man in Iran and protests have erupted across Iran in response to the attack.
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