Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General – on events in the Persian Gulf

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

The Secretary-General has consistently advocated for de-escalation in the Persian 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 Persian Gulf.

Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 3 January 2020

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