January 6, 2020 / 6:45 PM / 16 days ago

China's U.N. ambassador urges U.S. not to use more force in Middle East

NEW YORK (Reuters) - China’s ambassador to the United Nations on Monday urged the United States not to escalate tensions in the Middle East with more military force after a U.S. strike in Iraq killed a top Iranian commander last week.

Zhang Jun, speaking to reporters at the UN, called on all parties to exercise restraint in the region.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; writing by Susan Heavey; editing by Chris Reese

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