World can't affordanother war: UN

In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile attack on air bases which house US forces in Iraq, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he would continue his active engagement to de-escalate tensions and avert full-scale war, which the 'world cannot afford. 'In a statement released by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, Guterres re-iterated the 'passionate appeal for peace' he made on Monday, after tensions rose dramatically across the whole Gulf region, following the killing of top Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike.