OREANDA-NEWS. Russia is not going to interfere in relations between Iran and the United States and urges them to resolve disputes through dialogue, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, adding that the Russian Federation is ready to help establish dialogue between the parties.

He emphasized that Russia is against escalation in the Persian Gulf region, from whatever side it comes. In addition, Lavrov called the killing of Suleymani beyond all legal and human frameworks. US troops from Ain al-Assad airbase in western Iraq, who survived rocket attacks from Iran on the night of January 8, told reporters details of how the attack went.

The attack on Ain al-Assad air base occurred a few hours after U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced that the United States should expect retaliation for the killing of Iranian General Kassem Suleimani, who was killed in a U.S. strike on Iraq on the night of January 3. Earlier, an American television station, citing military sources, reported that Iraq had warned US troops of the attack. Baghdad allegedly received this information from Tehran, which did not want Iraqi citizens to suffer.