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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the killing of General Qassem Soleimani on 3 January and the President of the United States' subsequent statement on Twitter on 13 January that it "doesn’t really matter...because of his horrible past" whether an imminent attack was planned by General Soleimani, what assessment they have made of the case for a review of the international legal framework in relation to (1) the conduct of targeted assassinations, and (2) strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles.  HL523

Question HL523: tabled on 16 January 2020 and due for answer by 30 January 2020

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To ask Her Majesty's Government following the killing of General Qassem Soleimani on 3 January and the President of the United States' subsequent statement on Twitter on 13 January that it "doesn’t really matter...because of his horrible past" whether an imminent attack was planned by General Soleimani, what assessment they have made of the case for a review of the international legal framework in relation to (1) the conduct of targeted assassinations, and (2) strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles.
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