Macron calls for de-escalation of tension in the Middle East

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French President Emmanuel Macron today called for an escalation of tensions in the Middle East following Israel's announcement that Iran had fired rockets from Syria at an Israeli military base overnight and that the Israeli army had responded by firing on protesters. missiles.

"The president is regularly informed. "It calls for the situation to be de-escalated," Macron's office said in a statement.

The French president will discuss the Middle East in a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel later today in Aachen, Germany, the French presidency said in a statement.

These recent tensions come amid uncertainty over the 2015 nuclear deal between the major powers and Iran following US President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States was withdrawing from it.

In an interview published last weekend in the German newspaper Der Spiegel, the French president warned of the danger of war in a similar situation.