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France’s Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna has expressed deep concerns to her Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amirabdollahian, about the escalating risk of conflict in the Middle East.

In a discussion highlighting the urgent need for stability, Colonna emphasized on social media platform X that Tehran and its allies must cease their disruptive activities to prevent further escalation.

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Amirabdollahian responded by pointing out the necessity of addressing the fundamental issues fueling the conflict. According to Iran’s state media, he asserted that an effective resolution would involve halting the actions of the “Zionist regime” (Israel) and its alleged ongoing genocide in Gaza. He called for measures to stop civilian casualties, ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid, and prevent forced migration.

This comes days after the United States and other coalition partners warned Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen to immediately stop attacking commercial cargo ships traversing through the Red Sea. The coalition partners have warned that continued attacks could result in direct action against the Houthi’s


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