UAE calls for restraint and halt to regional escalation

This video grab from AFPTV taken on April 14 shows explosions lighting up the sky in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank during an Iranian attack on Israel.

The UAE has expressed its deep concern over developments in the region, calling for a halt to the escalation and to avoid exacerbating tensions and instability in the region.

In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the UAE called for exercising the utmost restraint in order to avoid serious repercussions, and the region being pulled into new levels of instability.

The Ministry called for resolving conflicts through dialogue and diplomatic channels, and for adhering to the rule of law and respecting the United Nations Charter.

Furthermore, the Ministry called on the United Nations and the UN Security Council to fulfill their responsibilities to enhance international peace and security by resolving long-standing issues and conflicts in the region that threaten global security and stability.

Anwar Gargash, a senior diplomatic advisor to the United Arab Emirates President, said on X, "We have the right to express our concern about the dangerous military escalation in the region, and to spare its people the dangers of war.

"We have long warned of the repercussions of the war in Gaza and the priority of an immediate ceasefire. Today, the need for peace emerges through diplomacy and within the foundations of stability, prosperity and justice. This is the only logical option."

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