UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on the international community to show "iron nerves" in order to avert a devastating war in the Gulf against the backdrop of mounting regional tension.
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Guterres expressed the organization's serious concern over the latest developments in the Gulf region. And determine its originator.
Guterres condemned the attack, calling it "a very serious escalation that requires the international community to iron out nerves in order to prevent what could be a huge conflict in the Gulf with dramatic consequences globally."
Guterres expressed the hope that Saudi Arabia and Iran are not on the brink of war, reiterating the importance of avoiding a possible war threatening the region and the world with catastrophic consequences.
Saudi Arabia and the United States have accused Iran and blamed it for the attack on Saudi Aramco facilities that halted half of the kingdom's oil exports. Tehran strongly denies the charges.