UN / GULF TENSIONS

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Asked about growing tensions in the gulf region, a UN spokesperson said that the Secretary-General “has repeatedly called for all parties in the gulf to avoid any acceleration and to exercise maximum restraint.” UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / GULF TENSIONS
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DATELINE: 11 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

11 JULY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, press briefing room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General:
“As you know, the Secretary-General has repeatedly called for all parties in the gulf to avoid any acceleration and to exercise maximum restraint. He has made it clear that any confrontation, any new confrontation in the region would be a catastrophe. And we are hoping that all of the nations will take steps to avoid that.”
4. Various shots, press briefing room

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Asked about growing tensions in the gulf region, a UN spokesperson said that the Secretary-General “has repeatedly called for all parties in the gulf to avoid any acceleration and to exercise maximum restraint.”

According to reports, three Iranian boats blocked a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday (10 Jul). Asked about the incident and the growing tension in the gulf region, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq reiterated that the UN chief “has made it clear that any confrontation, any new confrontation in the region would be a catastrophe. And we are hoping that all of the nations will take steps to avoid that.”

Haq also noted that the Secretary-General and senior UN officials are in contact with relevant governments at various levels, and the UN is doing all it can to make sure that all parties take steps to deescalate tensions.
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