Tehran (IP) - Iran's Foreign Minister, in a telephone conversation with his Finnish counterpart, considered the root of the crisis in the region to be the Zionist regime and emphasized that Iran is not looking for tension in the region.

Iran PressIran news: Iran's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian was speaking in a phone conversation with his Finnish counterpart, Elina Valtonen, on Sunday.

During the conversation, the two top diplomats discussed the latest developments in bilateral relations as well as the ongoing situation in West Asia.

Iran's foreign minister said the Israeli regime’s crimes against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip are the main cause of the existing crisis in the West Asia region.

Iran's top diplomat stressed that Iran does not seek to escalate tension in the region.

Finland's Minister of Foreign Affairs also stated in this telephone conversation: "The continuation of tension in West Asia is not in the interest of anyone and we condemn any action aimed at increasing tension in the region."

Elina Valtonen added: "We are very concerned about the continuation of these tensions in the region because we believe that any continuation of tension can increase the possibility of civilians being killed."

She also asked all parties and actors to avoid any escalation of tension in the region.

While emphasizing the need for peace and tranquility in the region, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland pointed out the concerns regarding the increase in civilian deaths in Gaza. She noted the deplorable humanitarian situation in Gaza and emphasized the need to establish a ceasefire as soon as possible without any preconditions as one of Finland's main priorities. 219

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