Russian, Iranian foreign ministers warn against further escalation in Middle East


  • World
  • Monday, 15 Apr 2024

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian speaks during a meeting with foreign ambassadors in Tehran, Iran April 14, 2024. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian noted on Sunday that escalation of the situation and "provocative acts" could boost tension in the Middle East, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"It was noted that a further escalation of tensions in the region and new, dangerous provocative actions could lead to a boost in tensions in the Middle East," the ministry said of a telephone call between the two ministers.

"Preventing such scenarios and removing their primary reasons must be a priority matter for the U.N. Security Council."

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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