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Blinken asks China to use its influence to dissuade Iran from striking Israel

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2024
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Mandel Ngan/AFP

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken asked Beijing to use its influence to dissuade Iran from striking Israel, during a call with his Chinese counterpart, according to the US State Department.

Concerns regarding possible retaliation by Tehran have increased following an April 1 airstrike on an Iranian consulate building in the Syrian capital of Damascus, which killed several Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commanders, including two generals.

Wang Yi, China’s top diplomat, urged the US to take “a constructive role” in the Middle East during the call with Blinken, according to...

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