New York

03 January 2020

Statement attibutable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on events in the Gulf

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General

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.