Iranian, Indonesian, British FMs discuss ties over phone

Tehran, Jan 4, IRNA – British and Indonesian foreign ministers in separate phone talks with their Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday underlined the need for avoiding the increasing tensions in the region.

British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in separate telephone conversations with Zarif also discussed bilateral talks and regional developments.

They called on their Iranian counterpart to prevent further escalation of tensions in the region.

Saudi Arabia severed its relations with Iran over attacks by Iranian protesters on the kingdom’s embassy in Tehran and consulate in the Holy City of Mashhad on Sunday.

After the two countries strained their relations, senior officials from across the world urged Tehran and Riyadh to avoid tensions and normalize ties.

On Sunday, Mogherini urged the two governments to avoid escalation of sectarian tensions, adding that security and stability in the region cannot be endangered.