Mexico asks for restraint in Iraq, Iran

Mexico said on Sunday that it was concerned about the recent events in Iraq and Iran and asked all parties involved to act with restraint and avoid escalating regional tensions.

Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to ask U.S. and other foreign troops to leave as a backlash grew against the U.S. killing of a top Iranian military leader, and President Donald Trump doubled down on threats to target cultural sites if Tehran retaliates.

Deepening a crisis that has heightened fears of a major Middle East conflagration, Iran said it was taking another step back from commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers.

“In accordance with the constitutional principles of foreign policy, (Mexico) endorses the value of dialogue and negotiation in the resolution of international disputes,” Mexico’s foreign ministry said on Twitter.


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