The head of diplomacy European Josep Borrell “underlined” Saturday in an interview with his counterpart
Iranian Mohammad Javad Zarif “the need for de-escalation”, after
the death of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in an American attack on Baghdad.
During this discussion “with Mohammad Javad Zarif on recent developments”, Josep Borrell stressed “the need to exercise restraint and avoid further escalation,” according to a tweet posted on his Twitter account.
Iranian minister invited to Brussels
During the interview, he was also “discussed about the importance of preserving the Vienna Iran nuclear deal, which remains crucial to global security,” said Josep Borrell’s tweet.
Spoke w Iranian FM @JZarif about recent developments. Underlined need for de-escalation of tensions, to exercise restraint & avoid further escalation. Also discussed importance of preserving #JCPOA, which remains crucial for global security. I am committed to role as coordinator.
– Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) January 4, 2020
“I am committed to playing the role of coordinator,” added the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Policy in his tweet. This Sunday, he indicated that he invited to BrusselsMohammad Javad Zarif.
Josep Borrell announced the invitation, without giving a specific date, in a statement detailing the phone interview he had this weekend with Mohammad Javad Zarif.