US Sends Diplomats To Tour The Middle East

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( – With tensions rising in the Middle East, there has been a call for action to prevent a rise in conflict. The United States has announced that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will tour the Middle East starting on Thursday.

Blinken will be gone for a week and will visit Israel, the West Bank, Turkey, Greece, Jordan, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.

US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller discussed the goal of Bilken going to the Middle East.

He said, “He will discuss specific steps parties can take, including how they can use their influence with others in the region, to avoid escalation,” when asked about the intentions of Bilken traveling overseas.

He said that the main topic Blinken is going to discuss is essentially how they can avoid the escalation of the war and stop it from spreading to other countries.

Miller even spoke about the United State’s stance on the recent violence that has commenced in the Middle East. He said, “We have been clear, consistent and unequivocal that Gaza is Palestinian land and will remain Palestinian land, with Hamas no longer in control of its future and with no terror groups able to threaten Israel.”

This is a response to the amped-up violence we’ve seen over the past week or so in the Middle East. Israel has been expanding their violence to other areas including Syria and the West Bank. This follows the attack on Iran, where two explosions caused destruction and death, and rising tensions between Hezbollah and Israel.

Many are worried that the violence will continue to escalate and spread. Al Jazeera’s Laura Khan said that the United States was indeed looking to bring peace and calmness to the situation. She continued by saying, “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already said he’s fighting a war on seven fronts” which included Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, and Iran.

Blinken’s visit will hopefully alleviate some tension and bring some calm to the Middle East while also containing the violence and ensuring safety as much as possible.

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