All world leaders, as well as the main blocks of countries, have called for “maximum containment” after the attack with hundreds of drones and missiles that Iran launched on the night of Saturday to Sunday against Israel, many of which were intercepted. before reaching Israeli airspace and those that did were destroyed by their powerful defense systems.

The G7 countries (Italy, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan and Canada), which met urgently by videoconference this Sunday, have “strongly” condemned the Iranian attack against Israel, showing “their full support.” to Tel Aviv, while urging containment “to avoid further escalation” in the Middle East. In a statement, the Italian Government, which holds the current presidency of the group of the largest economies, has reported that the leaders of those seven countries, together with those of the European Union, “urge the parties to refrain from any action aimed at increasing tension in the region.”

Shortly before, the European Union (EU) made the same condemnation and the same call in a statement issued by its high representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell. “The EU condemns in the strongest terms the Iranian drone and missile attack against Israel”, which represents an “unprecedented escalation and a threat to regional security”, and “reiterates its commitment to Israel’s security”, it stated. the head of European diplomacy, who has assured that the 27 are in “close contact” with all parties to try to achieve “the reduction of tensions” in the Middle East and guarantee “the security of the region.” Likewise, he has urged those parties – Israel and Iran, first and foremost – to “exercise maximum restraint.”

Borrell has also announced that he has called an extraordinary meeting by videoconference of the foreign ministers of the EU governments next Tuesday, April 16, to analyze the situation in the Middle East, with the aim of “contributing to the de-escalation.” and security in the region.” Two days later, on Thursday, the presidents and prime ministers of the 27 will also address the situation in the Middle East at the leaders’ summit scheduled in Brussels on April 18, according to the president of the European Council, Charles Michel.

Michel announced the inclusion of the crisis in the Middle East in the discussions at the summit of EU leaders through X, at the end of the meeting that he held by videoconference this Sunday with the rest of the G7 leaders to analyze the consequences of the Iranian attack against Israel.

Since Saturday night, the United States has repeatedly condemned the Iranian attack against its main ally in the Middle East and, at the same time, is trying to contain the escalation in the region, reports Antònia Crespí. Washington does not want to be dragged into a regional war and has already warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that it will not participate in a counterattack, according to the American television network CNN. It has also warned Tehran that it will continue to “monitor all threats and will not hesitate to take all necessary actions to protect its people” in the facilities where it has a presence in the area, which Iran has threatened to attack in the event that the US assist or support Israel in any military retaliation.


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