Antony Blinken asks China, others to rein in Iran on Israel – Times of India

Antony Blinken asks China, others to rein in Iran on Israel - Times of India

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blankenship China’s foreign minister and other counterparts have been asked to use their influence to disperse. Iran By killing Isra Yalethe State Department said Thursday.
State Department spokesman Matthew Miller told reporters that Blanken spoke by telephone yesterday with his Chinese, Turkish, Saudi and European counterparts “to make it clear that escalation is not in anyone’s interest and that countries should Iran should be urged not to escalate tensions,” State Department spokesman Matthew Miller told reporters.
Blanken also spoke by telephone with Israeli Defense Minister Yves Gallant to “reaffirm our strong support for Israel against these threats,” Miller said.
Iran’s clerical leadership vowed to retaliate after an Israeli attack on an Iranian diplomatic building in Damascus on April 1 killed seven members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, including two generals.
White House press secretary Karen Jean-Pierre said Thursday United States Iran has been “warned” of threats to Israel.
President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that US support for Israel’s security was “ironclad”, despite criticism of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the war in Gaza.
The United States has repeatedly called publicly for China, seen as its long-term global rival, to do more to counter it. The Middle East Crisisincluding through pressure on Iran, which supports Hamas.
Beijing has in turn criticized the US as biased towards Israel.

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