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Iran’s foreign minister has been invited to Brussels, the European Union said Sunday, urging a “de-escalation of tensions” in the Gulf after US airstrikes that killed a top Iranian general.

The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell made the offer to Mohammad Javad Zarif during a telephone call this weekend, a press release said.

“Borrell invited the Iranian Foreign Minister to Brussels to continue their engagement on these matters,” it said.

A regional political solution was the “only way forward”, Borrell said, underlining “the importance of preserving” the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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He confirmed “his resolve to continue to fully play his role as coordinator and keep the unity of the remaining participants in support of the agreement and its full implementation by all parties”.

US-Iran tensions have escalated since 2018 when President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the landmark accord that gave Tehran relief from sanctions in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

Iran has hit back by reducing its nuclear commitments with a series of steps every 60 days, the most recent deadline passing Saturday.

Trump warned Saturday night that the US would hit Iran harder than ever before if it retaliates over the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force foreign operations.

AFP

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It was not an assasination. It was an elimination of one of the Worlds most aggressive terrorists. It amazes me how quickly one forgets all the aggression Iran and her proxy’s have been carrying out in the last few months never mind over the last 20 to 40 years. Saudi Refineries, highjacking ships, killing and injuring American contractors, hanging and beheading of hundreds of her own citizens, just to name a few acts of Iranian aggression. Enough is enough. Time of containment and reckoning has arrived for the Terrorist State of Iran. Trump is not to be messed with. Watch… Read more »

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