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Iran’s Foreign Minister states country isn’t looking to escalate tensions in region

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian emphasized Tehran’s stance on not escalating tensions in the region during a phone call with Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. The discussion revolved around Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel and the situation in the Gaza Strip, with both sides highlighting the importance of sustainable stability and security in the Middle East.

Amir-Abdollahian pointed out that Iran views Israel as the main instigator of tension and conflict in the region, while expressing gratitude for Indonesia’s condemnation of Israel’s alleged attack on Iran’s embassy in Damascus. The Iranian Foreign Minister justified Iran’s recent drone and missile strike on Israel as being in line with international law, emphasizing the need to hold Israel accountable for its actions.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi emphasized the importance of continued collaboration on the Palestinian issue, stressing the significance of keeping the Gaza crisis in focus and ensuring that the Palestinian cause remains a priority. The conversation between the two ministers underscored the ongoing complexities in the Middle East and the need for diplomatic efforts to address regional challenges effectively.

The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps announced a successful missile and drone attack on Israeli military targets, showcasing Iran’s military capabilities in the region. As tensions remain high, the international community closely monitors developments in the Middle East, with a focus on fostering dialogue and cooperation to prevent further escalation of conflict.

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