Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Meets National Security Advisor Ajit Doval

Qasem Soleimani's killing has been the most dramatic escalation yet in the spiralling tensions between Iran and the US.

Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Meets National Security Advisor Ajit Doval

The overall security scenario figured prominently in the talks, they said (File)

New Delhi:

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Wednesday met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and gave him a firsthand account of the situation prevailing in the Gulf region, sources said.

The overall security scenario figured prominently in the talks, they said.

The deliberations between them come amid the global focus on Iran and the US over the confrontation between the two countries following the killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani.

India has been maintaining that it would like the situation to de-escalate as soon as possible and the country has been in touch with key players, including Iran, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Qatar, as it has important interests in the region.

Major Gen General Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite al-Quds force, was killed when a US drone fired missiles on his convoy in Iraq on January 3.

Last week, Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting at least two bases where US military and coalition forces are stationed in Iraq.

Qasem Soleimani's killing has been the most dramatic escalation yet in the spiralling tensions between Iran and the US.

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