What does the killing of Suleimani mean for Europe?
Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden, shares his perspective:
What does General Suleimani's death mean for Europe?
Well, great concern for the consequences for the region. Primarily, apart from the stability of Iraq, what's going to happen there? It's a very fragile place. And if that is made into a battleground between the US and Iran, it's going to be very, very negative for the country and for the region. But then, of course, the fear of a further escalation also between the US and Iran. Almost unavoidable by now.
Can Europe save the Iranian nuclear deal?
Well, that remains an open question. Europe has been trying to save it, but it takes two to tango. And although there were efforts that were going quite far with President Macron of France and President Trump in connection with the General Assembly, they essentially did not work. Now, I fear that the room for diplomacy is very limited. But European foreign ministers are meeting on Friday, and there is clearly the intention by the new EU leadership to try to do whatever they can do to try to open up some sort of diplomatic space to prevent war and catastrophe.