Lavrov: US Military Buildup in the Middle East will lead to a tightening of relations



by SEDEDIN DEDOVIC

Lavrov: US Military Buildup in the Middle East will lead to a tightening of relations
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, shared his assessment today in Tehran regarding the ongoing US military reinforcement in the Middle East and its potential consequences on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas, noting that "the more countries take proactive measures of this type, the greater the risk of escalation of the conflict." Lavrov underscored that the United States is "already among the countries that intervene the most" in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Despite these concerns, the Russian minister emphasized the importance of both Washington and the European Union in achieving a diplomatic solution, stating: "We must act on the basis of the collective potential of the countries of the region and the European Union, and probably the USA, and it is difficult without them."

Russia does not accept any manifestations of terrorism

During the diplomatic meeting in Tehran, Lavrov engaged in discussions with his counterparts from Iran, Turkey, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

They explored options for a peaceful resolution to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict without the involvement of Western nations. On this topic, Lavrov reaffirmed the importance of regional cooperation in resolving this issue.

Lavrov also addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with his colleagues and highlighted their "very close views" on the matter. He emphasized Russia's unwavering stance on these conflicts, stating: "Russia does not accept any manifestations of terrorism, any manifestations of violence in violation of international humanitarian law, which includes the indiscriminate use of force." The diplomatic meeting in Tehran was not just a mere gathering of officials; it was a symbol of the shared commitment of these nations to seek peaceful resolutions to the intricate and sensitive conflicts in the region.

It underscored the vital role of international cooperation and diplomacy in addressing the pressing issues that have long plagued the Middle East. The willingness of these nations to come together and engage in constructive dialogue offers hope for a more stable and peaceful future, where conflicts can be resolved through diplomatic means rather than through military escalation or violence. This cooperative spirit is an encouraging step toward regional stability and security.

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