France urges Iran to refrain from ‘military provocation’ in region

France urged Iran on Thursday to refrain from all “military provocation” after Israel said Iranian forces had fired rockets from Syria at Israeli army bases in the Golan Heights. Paris “demands Iran desist from all military provocation and warns it against all temptations for regional hegemony,” the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement. French President Emmanuel Macron earlier in the day called for a de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East after Israel said Iran had launched an overnight rocket strike on an Israeli military base and that it had responded with its own missiles.