NATO Allies called for restraint and de-escalation after an extraordinary meeting of the alliance’s main decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council on Monday.

During the meeting, NATO ambassadors discussed recent development in Iraq and rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

“A new conflict would be in no one’s interest. So, Iran must refrain from further violence and provocation,” Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the press conference following the meeting.

Stoltenberg admitted that Iran has been carrying out “destabilizing activity in the region”, saying that all NATO allies agreed that the country “should never be able to develop

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