Russia urges countries to avoid action destabilizing Middle East

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MOSCOW: Russia has expressed deep concern after Israeli forces shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters and urged the countries to avoid action that might inflame tensions in the Middle East .

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today that from the very beginning, Moscow expressed concern that actions by the United States could provoke tensions in the Middle East and unfortunately, that is exactly what happened.

He said the Kremlin is monitoring the situation on the Gaza border closely and added that the death of many Palestinians can only elicit the deepest concern.

Dmitry Peskov said we continue to consider that all sides, all countries and especially the participants of the Middle East Quartet should avoid any action provoking such flashes of tension.

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