Top US, Chinese diplomats discuss war in Gaza after Blinken's Middle East trip

Antony Blinken tells Wang Yi it was ‘imperative of all parties working to prevent the conflict from spreading’ in Middle East

11:12 - 6/12/2023 Wednesday
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Top diplomats of China and the US on Wednesday spoke over the phone to discuss the war in Gaza.

Matthew Miller, spokesman of the US State Department, said Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed Blinken’s recent travel to the Middle East and Washington’​​​​​​​s “diplomatic efforts in the region.”

In an apparent reference to the war in the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza, Blinken reiterated the “imperative of all parties working to prevent the conflict from spreading.”

Pointing to recent Houthi attacks against commercial vessels in the Red Sea, Blinken said such attacks “pose an unacceptable threat to maritime security and international law that all nations have an obligation to uphold.”

The Chinese side was yet to release details of the phone call.

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