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Jan 10, 2020

FM: The UN must take steps to ease tensions in the Middle East

The foreign minister said Hungary is clearly concerned about developments in the Middle East and has an interest in the de-escalation of the conflict.

The foreign minister has said the United Nations must take steps to ease tensions in the Middle East and contribute to efforts aimed at resolving the US-Iran conflict as soon as possible.

During a debate marking the organization’s 75th anniversary in New York, Péter Szijjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, said Hungary is clearly concerned about developments in the Middle East and has an interest in the de-escalation of the conflict.

According to MTI, the minster said the Hungarian government expects the United Nations, as the largest international organization in charge of ensuring peace and security around the world, “to do its real job” instead of acting as a “self-appointed advocate of migration”.

Minister Szijjártó said Europe’s security closely depended on security in the Middle East. “Certain adverse developments in the Middle East may increase migration pressure on our continent which should be avoided,” he said, adding that keeping up the global fight against terrorism and preventing the spread of nuclear weapons were also important aims.

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