World Cannot Afford Another Gulf War, Secretary-General Warns, Citing Escalation

SG/SM/19925
3 January 2020

World Cannot Afford Another Gulf War, Secretary-General Warns, Citing Escalation

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

The Secretary-General has consistently advocated for de-escalation in the Gulf.  He is deeply concerned with the recent escalation.

This is a moment in which leaders must exercise maximum restraint.  The world cannot afford another war in the Gulf.

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