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Published on Thursday, January 9, 2020 | Updated on Friday, January 10, 2020

Geo-World: Conflict & Protest December

The U.S. airstrike against Iranian Quds Forces General Qassem Soleimani triggered high levels of uncertainty in the region as Iran threatened to take revenge and the U.S. warned of further retaliation. Iran retaliated with missile attacks against two U.S. bases in Iraq but U.S. de-escalated the situation.

Key points

  • Key points:
  • The U.S. targeted top Iranian General Soleimani in an airstrike. President Trump threatened to target Iranian sites if Iran retaliates and Iran retaliated with missile attacks but the situation de-escalated.
  • Greece, Cyprus and Israel signed an agreement for subsea pipeline.
  • U.K. Parliament approves withdrawal bill in principle. After PM Boris Johnson’s election victory the parliament approves the bill for Brexit in principle.
  • U.S. and China are expected to sign Phase One Trade Deal. A Chinese trade delegation will visit Washington on January 13.

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