2019-05-14 21:40:20

Iraq and Qatar on Monday called for a peaceful solution to crises in the Middle East region.

The call came in a phone call Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohamed Alhakim with his Qatari counterpart Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani.

Talks between the two diplomats dwelt on the latest developments in the region and the need to reach peaceful solutions to crises, the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Tension has been rising between the U.S. and Iran since Washington unilaterally withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

Last week, Washington sent a Patriot missile battery and a Navy amphibious transport dock ship to the Middle East in response to unspecified threats from Iran.

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