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Saudi Arabia appeals for calm after killing of Iranian general

Prince Faisal bin Farhan

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Monday the kingdom does not want to see further escalation of tensions in the region at a “very dangerous moment”, following Friday’s killing by a U.S. drone of Iran’s most prominent military commander. 


“We are very keen that the situation in the region doesn’t escalate any further. It’s certainly a very dangerous moment and we have to be conscious of the risks and dangers not just to the region but to wider global security,” Prince Faisal bin Farhan told a news briefing in Riyadh. 


“We hope that all actors take all the steps necessary to prevent any further escalation and any provocation,” he said.

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