“Very close” India watching over tensions between USA and Iran: Raveesh Kumar

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Delhi:  Amid tensions between the US and Iran over the killing of an Iranian military commander, India on Thursday said it would like the situation to de-escalate as soon as possible and was in touch with important players in the Gulf region. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar also said India is “very closely” monitoring the situation in the Gulf region. The remarks come a day after Iran said it will welcome any peace initiative by India to de-escalate tensions with the US following the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani’s killing was the most dramatic escalation yet in spiraling tensions between Iran and the US.