The UK’s oldest medical trade union has denounced the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Doctors in Unite chair Dr Jackie Applebee said she was “appaled” by the killing, citing fears that this would “further destabilise the Middle East” and “set off a chain of tit for tat actions that will lead to the deaths of countless innocent people”. 

Our union stands with anti-war movements across the world in the condemnation of the killing of General Soleimani. At our 2020 conference, we committed to building and attending anti-war demonstrations, and participation in lobbying efforts to prevent worsening conflict.