Russia urges de-escalation of Iran-Israel tensions, has contacts with all parties – deputy FM

Moscow is concerned about the escalation of tensions between Iran and Israel and has asked the parties to provide details of the missile attacks, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Thursday. “All of this is very alarming and raising concerns. It is necessary to de-escalate tensions,” said Bogdanov, who is also special presidential representative for the Middle East and African countries. “We’ve got contacts with all parties,” Bogdanov told TASS, answering a question on whether Russia is making any efforts to normalize the situation.