‘Deliberately aimed to stoke the conflict’: Russia, China accuse US of stoking Mideast tensions

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During a Monday UN Security Council meeting, China and Russia accused the US of using its recent retaliatory strikes on groups in Iraq and Syria that receive support from Iran to inflame the already high tensions in the Middle East. In response for a drone assault on a facility in Jordan on January 28 that claimed the lives of three US soldiers, the US military launched nocturnal strikes against dozens of sites in Syria and Iraq on Friday and Saturday. There are now concerns that the present Israel-Hamas battle in Gaza may turn into a regional crisis as a result...