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Press release on the phone conversation between the HR/VP Federica Mogherini and the Saudi Foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir

Bruxelles, 03/01/2015 - 00:00, UNIQUE ID: 160103_02
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The HR/VP Federica Mogherini, had this afternoon, a phone call with the Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir, following the executions inflicted yesterday in Saudi Arabia, including that of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr.

During the conversation, the HR/VP Mogherini reiterated the opposition of the European Union to the death penalty in all circumstances. She expressed her concern for the risk of an escalation of sectarian violence in the Muslim world. She also deplored the attack of the Saudi embassy  which took place yesterday in Teheran.

The HR/VP Federica Mogherini  called to avoid any action that could feed violence in the region and beyond. She underlined that all regional powers are expected to act responsibly in this already very volatile situation.

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