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Therefore, the assurance extended to Iran of playing the role to reduce tension in the region is a right decision.
Malik said Chidambaram being Indian Home Minister had attended the SAARC Interior Ministers' Conference-2010, which was held in Pakistan, and 'we both had agreed to continue dialogue and take concrete steps to reduce tension between India and Pakistan.
for which we are not reimbursed." He affirmed "that was my position long before I became President." He added "also, reducing tensions with North Korea at this time is a good thing." This comes as the Pentagon announced on Saturday that "following close coordination," the US and South Korea have "decided to conclude the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle series of exercises." The Pentagon noted in a statement that the defense chiefs of the two countries "made clear that the Alliance decision to adapt our training program reflected our desire to reduce tension and support our diplomatic efforts to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a final, fully verified manner." (end) si.ibi
The minister who had previously called for the suspension said the measure was necessary to reduce tension in the country.
that all sides should take steps to reduce tension.
Mr Gamble said the aims of the fanzone were to provide a safe environment, reduce tension and to encourage people without tickets to stay away from Windsor Park.
"This support will certainly contribute to boost investment, reduce tension and anchor the democratic process in Tunisia," he stressed.
"Since the beginning of dialogue, the two parties agreed to keep aside the issues of weapons and the Special Tribunal, in order to reduce tension and find common grounds that could lead to the election of a president," Jarrah added.
Police Service of Northern Ireland Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton said: "As disturbances are continuing, I would call upon people of influence in communities and those in political leadership to do all possible to reduce tension."
Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Beijing on Saturday for talks with top Chinese leaders on how to reduce tension on the Korean Peninsula, Xinhua News Agency reported.
"It is very important to reduce tension level in border territories.
Summary: The Future Movement and Al-Jamaa al-Islamiyya called on Sheikh Ahmad Assir to allow the road currently blocked by his sit-in to be reopened in order to reduce tension in the city.