Lavrov believes that the escalation of the situation can increase the tension in the Middle East

Sergey Lavrov / Photo EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdolakhian stressed that the escalation of the situation and "provocative actions" could increase tension in the Middle East, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

"It has been noted that the further escalation of tensions in the region and new, dangerous provocative actions may lead to the intensification of tensions in the Middle East," the Ministry said of the telephone conversation between the two ministers.

"Preventing such scenarios and removing their root causes must be a priority for the UN Security Council."

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