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The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, called to avoid an escalation of tensionsDuring a conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, called to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Middle East.

Brussels.- Michel expressed the hope that there will be no further attempts to increase tensions in the region, in line with European Union (EU) pronouncements that fail to mention the responsibility of the United States in the escalation of the dispute, following the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq.

He also reiterated the EU's willingness to strengthen interaction with all the parties involved in order to reduce the tensions, aggravated after Iran's missile attack on two bases housing US military personnel in Iraq, from which the drones that killed Soleimani were launched.

The Council stressed the importance of Iran resuming its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal, which is gradually reduced in response to the US withdrawal.

According to the source, Rouhani stated that his country is ready to continue cooperating with the EU, which is calling for moderation and dialogue in the face of the crisis. (PL)