Saudi FM says Kingdom hopes regional situation does not escalate

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Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan said on Monday that the Kingdom hopes the situation in the region does not escalate, following the US killing of Iranian Recovolutionary Guards Commander Qassem Soleimani.

“We are very keen that the situation in the region doesn’t escalate any further. It’s certainly a very dangerous moment and we have to be conscious of the risks and dangers not just to the region but to wider global security,” the Prince said.

“We hope that all actors take all the steps necessary to prevent any further escalation and any provocation,” he added.


Prince Faisal’s comments came in a press conference which he held after the meeting of the foreign ministers of Arab and African countries that border the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

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