(Yahoo) – Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned US officials about what he says could become an unintended escalation of conflict in the Persian Gulf. “We need to make sure that we don’t end up putting Iran back on the path to re-nuclearisation,” he told reporters on Monday, before meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and EU foreign ministers.

The meeting was scheduled to reportedly discuss the possibility of a nuclear arms race in the Middle East shortly after Donald Trump ordered US warplanes and an aircraft carrier to the increasingly unstable region. “We are very worried about conflict, and the risk of a conflict … of an escalation that is unintended,” Mr. Hunt said after arriving in Brussels, according to Reuters.  Mr. Hunt also called for “a period of calm so that everyone understands what the other side is thinking.” READ MORE

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