Secretary-General Urges Iran, Pakistan to Exercise Restraint, following Exchange of Military Strikes

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the recent exchange of military strikes between Iran and Pakistan, which have reportedly caused casualties on both sides.

He urges both countries to exercise maximum restraint to avoid a further escalation of tensions.

The Secretary-General underlines that all security concerns between the two countries must be addressed by peaceful means, through dialogue and cooperation, in accordance with the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity and good neighbourly relations.

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