In call with Netanyahu, Macron reaffirms France’s desire to avoid escalation in Middle East

PARIS – In a phone call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today, French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed France’s desire to avoid an escalation in the Middle East and to stand up to Iran’s efforts to destabilize the region, according to Macron’s office.

The French presidency adds that Macron also reiterated to Netanyahu that France wants an immediate and lasting ceasefire in Gaza and that France is working on trying to ease tensions from clashes on the border between Israel and Lebanon.

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