Brazil Is Ready to Back Fight Against Terrorism, Ministry Says

Danielle Chaves

(Bloomberg) -- Brazil is ready to join global efforts to fight terrorism and avoid an escalation in conflict, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on actions by the U.S. in Iraq that killed a key Iranian military leader.

“Terrorism can’t be considered a problem limited to the Middle East and to developed countries, and Brazil can’t remain indifferent to this threat, which affects even South America,” according to the statement.

President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani will have an impact on Brazil fuel prices, and if they increase too much, things will “get complicated.”

That concern was reiterated in the ministry’s statement, which said the country will track developments in Iraq, “including its impact in oil prices.”

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