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US-Iran tensions: Pakistan’s foreign minister’s mediation effort

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a meeting in Tehran on January 15, 2020. Photo: AFP / TTXVN

Speaking to the press in Washington on January 17, after meeting with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo, Qureshi Foreign Minister said he understood Iran “did not want to escalate things”, but did not give more details. “They (Iran) don’t want war, they don’t want more blood,” he said.

According to the official, Iranian leaders have signaled a willingness to reduce tensions with neighboring Arab countries. He said Tehran “underscored the problems and disagreements they were facing with the important countries in the region … They said they were willing to attend at any level and in any form.” come on. “

Foreign Minister Qureshi is on a three-day visit to the United States, starting January 15, to discuss tensions in the Middle East, which pose a threat to regional security. Five days earlier, Mr. Qureshi also met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

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