British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Sunday urged Iran to “take a diplomatic route” to de-escalate rising tensions following the killing of Iranian general Qasem Suleimani by a U.S. strike.

Speaking on the BBC, Raab said U.S. President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron “left the door open to a diplomatic route through this, to a better place for Iran”, but that Tehran decided “not to take it”.

He stressed the need to “de-escalate the tensions and try and restore some stability” as well as to contain Iran’s “nefarious actions”.

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