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UN calls for restraint amid Iran-US tensions Newsखबर. Dated: 5/17/2019 1:04:53 PM | No. of Hits 173



Guterres is following the situation very closely and contacts have been made, said Dujarric. The UN has called for “maximum restraint” from all parties amid heightened tensions between Iran and the US and in the Gulf region.

“We are very concerned about the volatility of the situation. We call on everyone to exercise maximum restraint, prevent any escalation of and heightening of tensions,” Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, told reporters on Thursday, Xinhua reported. “The situation… is already fairly volatile and we are concerned by the rhetoric that we have been hearing,” he told a regular press briefing.

Guterres is following the situation very closely and contacts have been made, said Dujarric.

“We are following the situation. Our message, and the Secretary-General’s message, is one of restraint, both in terms of actions and in terms of rhetoric. These are situations where actions and rhetoric can be misinterpreted and can lead to catastrophic actions. It’s very, very important that we see restraint both in terms of the rhetoric and in terms of the action.”

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