Russian Foreign Ministry concerned over escalation of Iran-Israel tensions

Russian Foreign Ministry concerned over escalation of Iran-Israel tensions

Russia is concerned about the escalation of tensions between Iran and Israel and has asked the parties to provide details of the missile attacks, Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and African Countries and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said.

"All of this is very alarming and raising concerns. It is necessary to deescalate tensions. We are verifying all the details now," TASS cited Bogdanov as saying.

"We’ve got contacts with all parties," Bogdanov noted, adding that there were contacts with the Israeli side on May 9.

On Thursday morning, Israel attacked tens of Iranian military facilities in Syria in response to a missile attack on the army positions in the Golan Heights. Earlier on Thursday, Iran’s Quds Force had launched at least 20 missiles and other projectiles on the frontlines of the Israeli army in the Golan Heights, according to Israel.

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