The risk of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict escalating into a regional conflict is quite high, Russia considers attempts to blame everything on Iran as provocative, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, APA reports citing TASS.
"As far as Gaza is concerned, the risk of this crisis escalating into a regional conflict is serious enough," Lavrov told reporters.
"We are observing attempts to blame everything on Iran and consider them quite provocative. The Iranian leadership, I believe, takes a rather responsible, balanced position and only calls for preventing this conflict from spreading to the entire region and neighboring countries," Lavrov added.
"We will seek exactly this in our contacts with the Palestinians, with other Arab colleagues and with the Israelis," the top Russian diplomat said.