The European Union is concerned about foreign policy tensions that arose after the assassination of Iranian General Suleimani.
The European Union called on Iran to show maximum restraint and offered to help de-escalate the conflict. The relevant position was expressed by the HIGH representative of the EU Josep Borrell in a conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the press service of the European External Action Service reported on Sunday, January 5.
Borrell expressed deep concern about the recent increase in violent confrontations in Iraq.
He called on Iran to exercise restraint and be cautious in any response in order to avoid further escalation, which is striking the entire region and its population. The High Representative offered a full of its own involvement to achieve such de-escalation,” the statement said.
Borrell also stressed that the only way forward is to reach a political solution, and the EU is ready to support it.
Recall, on Friday, January 3, it became known that the U.S. conducted an operation in Iraq to eliminate Iranian General Kasem Suleimani. The missile strike on the convoy, which was followed by the military commander, was ordered by Trump.
Iranian authorities have accused Washington of international terrorism and vowed to avenge Suleimani’s death.