The Security Council of the United Nations (UN) is due to hold an emergency meeting this Sunday (14) to address the hostility between Israel and Iran. The meeting was requested by Israel after being the target of an attack by Iran on Saturday (13 ). The attack was Iran’s reaction to Israel’s bombing of an Iranian consulate in Syria on the 1st.

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The Israeli attack caused seven deaths, including two Iranian generals. Iran responded by sending around 300 missiles and drones to Israel – at least part of which was intercepted by Israeli defense.

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Following the retaliatory strike, Iran reported that its operation was completed. Mohammad Bagheri, chief of staff of Iran’s Armed Forces, said the country remains on high alert. He warned Israel not to respond to the attack and warned the United States to stay out of the conflict.

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“If the Zionist regime responds, the next operation will be much bigger,” said Bagheri, in an interview with Iranian state TV this Sunday (14)

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Also on Sunday (14), Israel’s Defense Minister, Yoav Gallant, stated that the confrontation between Israel and Iran “is not over yet.” He recalled US assistance to defend Israeli territory from Iranian attack.

“Together with the United States and other partners, we managed to defend the territory of the State of Israel. Very little damage was done,” he said.

US President Joe Biden spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following Iran’s attack, which he condemned.

Biden said he would convene leaders of G7 countries to discuss the situation between the two countries. They make up the G7, in addition to the USA, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

In a message this Sunday, Pope Francis called for measures against a possible “spiral of violence” in the Middle East. “I sincerely call for the suspension of any action that could fuel a spiral of violence that risks dragging the Middle East into even greater conflict,” he said.

The Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) reported, still on Saturday, that it “follows, with serious concern, reports of Iran sending drones and missiles towards Israel, leaving neighboring countries such as Jordan and Syria on alert”.

“Brazil calls on all parties involved to exercise maximum restraint and calls on the international community to mobilize efforts to avoid an escalation,” added the agency, recommending that Brazilians avoid traveling to the region.

Editing: Vivian Virissimo


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