Friday, April 19, 2024

Global response to Israel’s alleged attack on Iran


The recent reported attack by Israel on the Iranian province of Isfahan has sparked international reactions from various countries and organizations. Here is a roundup of some of the responses following the incident:

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres emphasized the need to halt the dangerous cycle of retaliation in the Middle East. He condemned any acts of retaliation and called on the international community to work together to prevent further developments that could have devastating consequences for the region and beyond.

Russia communicated to Israel that Iran does not seek escalation, urging for restraint to avoid further tensions. The United Arab Emirates expressed concern about regional tensions and called for utmost restraint to prevent serious repercussions.

Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi echoed the call for an end to Israeli-Iranian retaliations, warning against the danger of regional escalation. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz urged for de-escalation and stated that Berlin would collaborate with its partners towards this goal.

The G7 foreign ministers urged all parties to work towards preventing further escalation in the Middle East. They demanded that Iran and its affiliated groups cease their attacks to avoid further conflict.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called for all sides to avoid escalating the conflict in the Middle East, emphasizing the need for responsibility and restraint from all parties involved. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi expressed deep concern about the situation and condemned actions leading to escalation.

China opposed any actions that could escalate tensions and pledged to play a constructive role in de-escalating the situation. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed no damage to Iran’s nuclear sites and called for extreme restraint from all parties involved.

Oman condemned the Israeli attack on Isfahan and reiterated the importance of addressing the root causes of tension through dialogue, diplomacy, and political solutions. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stressed the necessity of maintaining stability in the region and refraining from further actions that could escalate the situation.

The UK condemned Iran’s missile attacks on Israel and affirmed Israel’s right to self-defense. However, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak emphasized the importance of avoiding significant escalation and called for calm heads to prevail. Italy urged caution to prevent escalation and emphasized the need to end the exchange of blows and escalation.

The international community is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East and working towards de-escalation to prevent further conflict and instability in the region. It is crucial for all parties involved to exercise restraint and prioritize diplomatic solutions to address the underlying issues causing tensions.

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