Reuters. Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson Naser Kanani said on Monday (November 13) that his country was "not looking for the expansion of war in the region."
Kanani made the comments at a press conference in Tehran, where he accused countries that supported the Israeli government in their military campaign against Hamas, the militant group which runs the Gaza Strip, of wanting to expand the war to the wider region.
Israel launched its campaign last month to annihilate Hamas after its fighters rampaged through southern Israel killing civilians. Around 1,200 people died and 240 were dragged to Gaza as hostages according to Israel's tally, in the deadliest day in its 75-year history.
Since then thousands of Gazans have been killed and more than half of the population made homeless by a relentless Israeli military campaign. Israel has ordered the total evacuation of the northern half of Gaza.