The United Nations is encouraging all efforts around the globe to ease the global food crisis, the UN deputy spokesperson said on Friday.

Iran PressAmerica: "I think for us, the important thing is to encourage all of the efforts being made around the world to see what can be done to help alleviate what could be a serious worldwide food crisis," Farhan Aziz Haq said during a press briefing.

Haq's comment came in response to a request for comment on the United States' decision to issue a fact sheet and ease sanctions imposed on Russian food and fertilizer exports.

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