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April 14, 2024

‘Reckless attacks’ – UK, France condemn Iran’s strikes on Israel

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The UK condemned Iran’s attack on Israel, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said in a statement posted on X.

“I condemn in the strongest terms the Iranian regime’s reckless attack against Israel. Iran has once again demonstrated that it is intent on sowing chaos in its own backyard,” Sunak’s statement said.
“The UK will continue to stand up for Israel’s security and that of all our regional partners, including Jordan and Iraq,” it said. “Alongside our allies, we are urgently working to stabilize the situation and prevent further escalation. No one wants to see more bloodshed.”

French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné on Saturday strongly condemned Iran’s attack on Israel and reiterated France’s solidarity and “commitment to Israel’s security.”

Meanwhile, the Netherlands said the situation in the Middle East is “very concerning” after Iran launched the attack. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on X that earlier Saturday, the Netherlands and “other countries told Iran loud and clear to refrain from attacking Israel.”

Austria and the Czech Republic expressed their support for Israel after Iran’s attack.