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Synonyms for de-escalate

diminish in size, scope, or intensity

reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of

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"We continue to seek to de-escalate issues arising since the lawful detention of Grace 1," a spokesman for Gilbraltar said.
Gibraltar announced on Tuesday it was seeking to de-escalate issues arising with Iran since the detention of the Grace 1 tanker 40 days ago.
The meeting "reaffirmed UK desire to de-escalate," Hunt said, adding that the Stena Impero oil tanker was seized in Omani waters "in clear contravention of international law" in "utterly unacceptable" circumstances.
We are concerned by this action and continue to urge the Iranian authorities to de-escalate the situation in the region."
class="font-size--16 MsoNormal"NORMAL NATION" class="font-size--16 MsoNormalHook said his talks in Kuwait focused "how to de-escalate tensions that in the region have been driven by Iran and we discussed how we can deepen our cooperation especially around the area of maritime security".
"We are urging all sides to de-escalate. Having spoken to President Trump, America wants this to end in negotiations.
We are urging all sides to de-escalate," he told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show.
The Foreign Minister said 'India wants to escalate the tension but our strategy is to de-escalate it and to tell the world about our peace oriented policy.' Earlier, the Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbass said that there had been 585 Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails of which 375 are civilians and 210 fishermen.
Islamabad -- Pakistan has remained on 'alert' to thwart a possible misadventure by India despite efforts to de-escalate tensions, cautioned the foreign office spokesperson on Wednesday.
Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn on Thursday lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan's efforts to de-escalate tensions with neighbouring India, and offered that his country was ready to play a role as mediator for peace between the two nuclear rivals.
Major players like the US, the EU and the Middle East are offering to act as go-betweens with Pakistan and India to help them de-escalate the tensions that centre around Kashmir.
ISLAMABAD:Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said that delegation-level meetings between Pakistan and India will further de-escalate the tensions between both countries.Qureshi met Sohail Mehmood,Pakistani High Commissioner to India, and discussed the bilateral ties between Islamabad and New Delhi.
The captured Indian pilot, he said, was released as 'a goodwill gesture to de-escalate tensions'.
"The position of the United States is we continue to urge both sides to continue to take steps to de-escalate the situation, and that includes through direct communication," State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino told a briefing.
NEW YORK: United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday reiterated his call to Pakistan and India to "de-escalate the tensions" between them as the situation in the region continues to pose threat to peace and security.