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G7 and NATO react to Iran's attack on Israel

G7 and NATO react to Iran's attack on Israel G7 and NATO react to Iran's attack on Israel (photo: Getty Images)

The Group of Seven (G7) issued a joint statement after an online meeting on Iran's attack on Israel. NATO also responded to the Iranian attack.

G7 statement

"We, the Leaders of the G7, unequivocally condemn in the strongest terms Iran’s direct and unprecedented attack against Israel. Iran fired hundreds of drones and missiles towards Israel. Israel, with the help of its partners, defeated the attack," the G7 said in a statement released by the White House.

The G7 leaders also expressed "full solidarity and support" to Israel and its people and reaffirmed their commitment to its security.

"With its actions, Iran has further stepped toward the destabilization of the region and risks provoking an uncontrollable regional escalation. This must be avoided. We will continue to work to stabilize the situation and avoid further escalation," the G7 leaders said in a statement.

At the same time, the G7 leaders called on Iran and its supporters to stop their attacks on Israel.

"And we stand ready to take further measures now and in response to further destabilizing initiatives," the G7 statement said.

NATO's reaction

In a post on Twitter, NATO's spokesperson Farah Dakhlallah noted that the Alliance condemns Iran's actions and calls for "restraint."

"It is vital that the conflict in the Middle East does not spiral out of control," she emphasized.

Iran's attack on Israel

On the night of April 14, Iran attacked Israel with hundreds of attack drones and missiles. Israel said that almost all air targets were shot down, and the damage from the attack was negligible. Read more about the results of Iran's attack on Israel in RBC-Ukraine's article.

After that, it became known that Italy had convened an urgent meeting of the G7 to discuss the escalating situation in the Middle East. At the same time, the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, called an online meeting of EU foreign ministers for Tuesday.

As RBK-Ukraine reported, Israeli President Yitzhak Herzog called the Iranian air attack a "declaration of war." According to him, Israel is "considering all options" to respond to the attack, but is not seeking war.