US, UK escalate tensions in Persian Gulf, says Russian embassy
The increase in pressure on Iran from the side of the US and the UK will escalate tensions in the Persian Gulf, the Russian Embassy in London stated on Friday, TASS reports.
"We are confident that an increase in pressure from the US on Iran with the support of the UK, namely by forming the so-called "mission on guaranteeing freedom of navigation" will only facilitate the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf," the message by the embassy informed.
The embassy noted that for many years, "Russia has supported a diplomatic approach to overcoming crises in the region." "We think that this can only be achieved by creating an inclusive system of regional security. In this regard, an optimal mechanism may be the Concept of Collective Security in the Persian Gulf, developed by us back in 2004 and updated in accordance with the latest trends. The document supposes stage-by-stage progress based on equal cooperation of all regional powers and other interested parties on the way to unblocking conflict situations, developing measures of trust and control and, finally, forming a wholesome mechanism of collective security and cooperation in the region," the message stressed.
The Russian diplomats added that they had acquainted the British side with the concept, stressing that Russia is ready to discuss this topic with all interested partners.