Iran does not want 'new tensions' in the region: Rouhani

Update Iran does not want 'new tensions' in the region: Rouhani
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Reuters)
Updated 10 May 2018

Iran does not want 'new tensions' in the region: Rouhani

Iran does not want 'new tensions' in the region: Rouhani

LONDON: Iran does not want "new tensions" in the Middle East, President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday in a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
"Iran has always sought to reduce tensions in the region, trying to strengthen security and stability," Rouhani said, according to a statement on the website of Iran's presidency.
Rouhani did not mention Israel's strikes Thursday against what the Jewish state said were Iranian targets in Syria, or those against the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.