(Bloomberg) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin warned of the risk of a “catastrophic” escalation in the Middle East as he urged restraint in a phone call with Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi.

Putin “expressed hope that all parties will show reasonable restraint and will not allow a new round of confrontation, fraught with catastrophic consequences for the entire region,” according to a Kremlin statement published Tuesday.

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Raisi said Iran had no interest in a further escalation of tensions following its “limited” weekend attack on Israel in response to a strike on its diplomatic mission in Syria, according to the Kremlin statement.

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