Europe’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini warns of ‘dangerous’ Middle East escalation

Europe’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini warned Tuesday that the mounting tension between Saudi Arabia, Iran and their respective allies and proxies is “extremely dangerous.”

Speaking in Washington, Mogherini stopped short of criticizing US President Donald Trump’s warm support for Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman’s aggressive anti-Iranian stance.

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But she made it clear that in Europe, in any case, officials would like to see both sides calm their rhetoric and seek a “minimum of common ground” on which to build peace.

Mogherini warns of ‘dangerous’ Middle East escalation