“Heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf region persist” – UN political chief

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    UN political chief Rosemary DiCarlo said, despite UN efforts, “heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf region persist,” and urged “all concerned in the region and beyond to opt for dialogue to address their respective security concerns.”

    At a virtual meeting of the Security Council to discuss cooperation with the League of Arab States (LAS), DiCarlo said conflicts in Libya, Syria and Yemen, as well as a stalled Middle East peace process and fissures among Arab states exacerbated regional stability and hampered economic and social development. She said cooperation between the UN and the League remained crucial to address these situations and noted that the two organizations worked to uphold regional and international consensus on the two-state solution and intra-Palestinian reconciliation.

    DiCarlo said, “The two-state solution that realizes the legitimate national aspirations of Palestinians and Israelis in line with UN resolutions is the only way to lead to sustainable peace between the two peoples.”

    The UN political chief stressed that heightened tensions persist in the Persian Gulf region. She said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “continues to call for restraint by all sides and stresses the need to avoid acts or rhetoric that may escalate tensions.” She added, “We urge all concerned in the region and beyond to opt for dialogue to address their respective security concerns.”

    DiCarlo welcomed the recent al-Ula declaration recognizing the importance of unity among the Gulf Cooperation Council states and hope it will strengthen regional security, stability and prosperity.

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