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Amid US-Iran tensions, UN chief Antonio Guterres says world cannot afford another war, asks all parties to exercise maximum restraint

United Nations: In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile attack on airbases which house US forces in Iraq, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he would continue his active engagement to de-escalate tensions and avert full-scale war, which the “world cannot afford.”

In a statement released by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric on Wednesday, Guterres re-iterated the “passionate appeal for peace” he made on Monday, after tensions rose dramatically across the whole Gulf region, following the killing of the top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike.

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