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SG/SM/18559
8 June 2017

Deeply Concerned by Middle East Situation, Secretary-General Encourages Diplomacy to Avoid Escalating Tensions

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is following the situation in the Middle East with deep concern.

He urges countries in the region to avoid escalating tensions and work instead to overcome their differences.  He encourages diplomatic means to address concerns and is ready to support such efforts, if desired by all parties.

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