Wed 17 Apr 2024 1:05 pm - Jerusalem Time

International Calls for non-escalation between Israel and Iran

Israel vowed to respond to the unprecedented Iranian attack, despite calls to avoid escalation in the Middle East in light of the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip.

Israel announced that it had killed, in strikes launched in southern Lebanon, two leaders and a member of the Hezbollah missile unit.

For his part, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called on his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, to be “calm,” stressing that the escalation “is not in anyone’s interest.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also held the Israeli Prime Minister responsible for the recent Iranian attack.

For its part, the White House announced that the United States would impose new sanctions on Iran, noting that it "expects" other allies of Washington to follow suit soon.

As for the European Union's foreign affairs official, Josep Borrell, he announced that the Union intends to expand the scope of its sanctions imposed on Iran after the attack on Israel.

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that further escalation in the Middle East could have "catastrophic repercussions" during a phone call with his Iranian counterpart, Ibrahim Raisi.


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International Calls for non-escalation between Israel and Iran