Putin says Russia is ready to engage with all interested parties to avoid escalation in Persian Gulf

# 18:51
14 August 2020

Russia is open to constructive dialogue with everyone who is interested in moving the situation in the Persian Gulf zone away from escalation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a statement published on the Kremlin’s website, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"We are calling on our partners to carefully weigh our proposal. Otherwise, further escalation of tensions and increased risk of conflict are inevitable. Such a development must be avoided", Putin said.

The president also suggested holding an online conference involving the leaders of the UN Security Council member states, Germany, and Iran to discuss the Persian Gulf and the Islamic Republic.