World reactions to Iran strikes on Israel


Paris: Countries around the world condemned Iran's attacks on Israel late Saturday night and warned that the attacks risked creating further instability in the Middle East.
Some of the main reactions so far are:
United States of america
US President Joe Biden pledged “ironclad” support for Israel after holding an urgent meeting with top security officials.
“I just met with our national security team for an update on Iran's attacks against Israel,” Biden said, posting a photo of the meeting in the White House on Twitter. Our commitment is strong.” room.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned the “reckless” attacks in a statement, which he said “risk inflaming tensions and destabilizing the region. Iran has once again shown that it is willing to sow chaos in its own backyard.” Intends.”
European Union
European UnionForeign affairs chief Josep Borrell condemned the attacks in a message on Twitter, calling them an “unprecedented escalation and a serious threat to regional security.”
United Nations
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres condemned “the serious escalation resulting from a large-scale attack on Israel launched by the Islamic Republic of Iran”.
“I am deeply concerned about the real threat of devastating region-wide escalation,” he said, calling on the parties to “refrain from any actions that could lead to major military confrontation on multiple fronts in the Middle East.” .
Cairo's Foreign Ministry expressed its “deep concern” over the escalating hostilities and called for “maximum restraint”.
The ministry statement also warned about “the risk of regional expansion of the conflict” and said Egypt would “remain in direct contact with all parties to the conflict to try to control the situation”.
Saudi Arab
The Saudi Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing its concern over the “military escalation” and calling on “all parties to exercise utmost restraint and protect the region and its people from the dangers of war.”
It urged the UN Security Council to “assume its responsibilities towards maintaining international peace and security”.
“By deciding on this unprecedented action, Iran has reached a new level in its acts of destabilization and risks military escalation,” French Foreign Minister Stephane Séjourn said on Twitter.
Berlin's top diplomat also warned that the attack would have a destabilizing effect, and urged Tehran to stop the attacks.
“We condemn the ongoing attack – which could plunge the entire region into chaos – in the strongest terms,” ​​Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Twitter.
“Iran and its proxies must stop this immediately,” he said, adding that Berlin stands “firmly with Israel.”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa that his country “unequivocally condemns Iran's air strikes”, adding: “We stand with Israel.”
“After supporting Hamas' brutal October 7 attack, the Iranian regime's latest actions will further destabilize the region and make lasting peace more difficult,” he said.
In a statement, the office of Argentine President Javier Meili expressed its “solidarity and unwavering commitment” to Israel in protest against the attacks.
It added that Argentina “strongly supports the State of Israel in the defense of its sovereignty, especially against regimes that promote terrorism”, noting that an Argentinian court recently ordered the closure of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires and a Iran was blamed for the bomb attacks on the Jewish community center. 1990s.
Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said his country was monitoring the situation “with attention and concern” and was “ready to deal with any scenario”.
The government of Mexico said it “condemns the use of force in international relations and calls on the parties to use self-restraint and seek peaceful solutions to avoid wider regional conflict”.

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