Iran FM says ‘Tehran do not seek escalation of tensions in region’

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Anjali Sharma

GG News Bureau
WASHINGTON DC, 18th April.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian omn Wednesday has said that Tehran is not after escalating tensions in the region.

He made the remarks in a phone conversation with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi.

They discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, including Iran’s massive retaliatory attack on Israel and the situation in the Gaza Strip, as well as bilateral relations, according to a statement released by the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Iran will always remain an important part of sustainable stability and security in the region.

He added that “Israel is the main root cause of the tension and war in the region”, news media reported.

Amir-Abdollahian appreciated Indonesia’s condemnation of Israel’s alleged attack on the consular section of Iran’s embassy in Damascus on April 1, described the Israeli strike as an “act of aggression”.

He added that Iran’s drone and missile attack against Israel was within the framework of international law.

Indonesian foreign minister called for the continuation of bilateral cooperation on the Palestinian issue, noted that the Gaza crisis should not be forgotten and the Palestinian cause should be “kept alive”.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps said in two separate statements issued stated that it had launched a combined missile and drone attack and “successfully hit and destroyed” important Israeli military targets.

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