The announcement this Friday of the death in Baghdad of the general iranian Qasem Soleimani, in an attack by Us drones, has led to the rise in the price of a barrel of Brent oil, the benchmark for Europe, which has reached the 69,16 dollars, compared to the 66,25 the close of the Thursday session, which represents an increase of 4.4%.
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In the case of oil Texas, reference to the US, the price of the barrel increased 3.2% in the session this Friday, up to a maximum of 63,14 dollars, in front of the 61,06 the close of Thursday. In addition, the main european stock markets traded with heavy falls after tripping, the tension between USA and Iran. The of Frankfurt is left almost 2% of whom (1.91%) mid session, while Milan low 1.24%; Madrid, 0.99; Paris; 0,70%; and London, to 0.68%.
The u.s. Government has argued that the attack that ended with the death of the general iranian has been done "to protect us personnel abroad." The Pentagon, which has specified that he has been the president, Donald Trump, who has launched the operation, has stated in a press release that Soleimani "was actively developing plans to attack american diplomats in Iraq and throughout the region".
Iran's supreme leader, ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has threatened the U.S. with a "hard revenge" for the death of general Soleimani, and has declared three days of mourning in the country.Updated Date: 03 January 2020, 13:00