In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry calls for “moderation” from those involved in the conflict in the Middle East

The Russian Foreign Ministry stated “extreme concern” with what he called “dangerous climb” in the Middle East, a region that was the scene of the most recent attack on Israel by Iran on Saturday (April 13, 2024).

According to a statement released on Telegram, the ministry says that Russia has warned several times that unresolved crises in the Middle East, mainly in the area of ​​conflict between Israel and Hamas, “will exacerbate tensions”.

The country, which is also at war with Ukraine, calls on all parties involved in the conflict “exercise moderation”. However, it claims that the Iranian attack was carried out as part of the country’s right to defense, following an alleged Israeli attack on the Iranian embassy in Syria in early April.

We expect regional states to resolve existing problems through political and diplomatic means. We believe it is important that international actors with a constructive spirit contribute to this effort”he states in a note.


Iran’s attack against Israel with missiles and drones was carried out on Saturday (13 April). According to the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), around 300 drones and missiles were launched by Iran. Israel claims that fighters from the country and allies, such as the USA and the United Kingdom, and the Iron Dome defense system intercepted 99% of the aerial targets.

The April 13, 2024, Iranian attack was expected. The country had promised to retaliate against the Israelis for the bombing that killed 8 people at the Iranian embassy in Damascus (Syria), on April 1, including a Revolutionary Guard general. Countries blamed Israel, even though the country did not take responsibility.

Next, read more about the attack and its reflexes:

  • What did Israel say? – who will respond at the right time;
  • What did Iran say? – who acted in self-defense;
  • reactions around the world – the G7, a group with 7 of the largest economies on the planet, condemned the attack “unprecedented” and reinforced its commitment to Israel’s security;
  • Brazil’s reaction – Itamaraty said it was monitoring the situation with “concern” and did not condemn Iranian action;
  • Brazil disappointed – Israel’s ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Zonshine, told Poder360 who was disappointed with the Brazilian note;
  • Brazil got it right – for former minister and career diplomat Rubens Ricupero, Itamaraty got the tone right. Spoke to Poder360 that there are no reasons for the country “take a position on one side or the other”;
  • non-oil impact – a possible war between Iran and Israel should increase the price of the commodity and pressure Petrobras to increase fuel;
  • videos – see images of the Iranian attack.


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