The German Foreign Minister said on Tuesday that terrorist groups could use the growing tension between the US and Iran as an opportunity to provoke a war between the two countries.
Speaking at a panel discussion in Hamburg, Heiko Maas described the situation in the Middle East as “extremely dangerous” and urged the two countries to calm down.
This is a region where terrorist groups are active. Terrorists can launch attacks to increase violence and to provoke war.
”And not only the US and Iran would have been involved in such a war, but that sparked the whole region quickly.“
Maas reiterated that Germany remains committed to a diplomatic solution to resolve disputes over Iran’s nuclear program and its influence in the region.
In recent weeks, there have been growing tensions between Tehran and Washington.
On Sunday, following a rocket attack near the US embassy in Baghdad, President Donald Trump said that Iran would not threaten the US and would be the official end et of Tehran.
If Iran wants to fight, it will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the US again! Tı Trump tweeted without detail.
Last week, the US set up a carrier strike group in the Persian Gulf, stressing the “intelligence” of a recent Iranian attack on US interests in the region.
Tehran responded by threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz, an important launcher for the global oil shipment that links the Persian Gulf to the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.