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US envoy calls on world to ‘urge Iran to de-escalate’

The US special envoy for Iran is urging “all nations to use their diplomatic effort to urge Iran to de-escalate and meet diplomacy with diplomacy” amid soaring tensions in the Gulf.

“We are not interested in… military conflict against Iran. We have enhanced our forces’ postures in the region for purely defensive purposes,” Brian Hook tells journalists in Kuwait City.

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