HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY FARHAN HAQ,
DEPUTY SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
FRIDAY, 11 MAY 2018

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IN MOSCOW, U.N. ENVOY WARNS OF CONFLAGRATION OF CONFLICTS IN MIDDLE EAST
  • Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, met in Moscow today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, and he warned that the United Nations is very concerned that there is a conflagration of conflicts currently in the Middle East that are raising tensions on all levels, including the situation in Syria, the situation in Yemen, and the Palestinian track.
  • He said he was particularly worried about the US embassy move to Jerusalem on Monday and the planned protests in Gaza. He once more called on Israel to be very careful and calibrated in how it uses force in addressing the protestors in Gaza. He also called on Hamas and the leaders of the protests in Gaza to prevent friction and to prevent situations in which provocations can happen.

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