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US says diplomacy has stopped spread of Israel-Hamas war

US diplomacy Israel-Hamas war

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday diplomacy has halted regional escalation since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, including after unprecedented open clashes between Iran and Israel earlier this month.

“We did come very close to an escalation or spread of the conflict, and I think because of very focused, very determined efforts, we’ve been able to avoid it,” Blinken told a World Economic Forum meeting in Riyadh.


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