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Israeli Ambassador to UK warns that Iran will not hesitate to attack London

Israeli Ambassador to UK warns that Iran will not hesitate to attack London Photo: Israeli Ambassador warns that Iran may attack London (Getty Images)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Tzipi Hotovely, has warned that Iran may attack London without hesitation. The Israeli government seeks "deterrence" rather than revenge.

Hotovely urged allies to help restrain Iran.

"No one wants this country to be attacked with missiles, with drones - the same drones hurting Ukraine with the same Iranian drones. We need to make sure our country won’t be paralyzed. The country was paralyzed Saturday night… people were sleeping in bomb shelters. This is not the way of a modern country to function," added the Ambassador.

According to Hotovely, the United Kingdom could also be targeted by Iran if the country fails to be deterred after an attack on Israel.

"You’ve seen it in Ukraine… they won’t hesitate to do it here as well. So we don’t want to see that, we need to make sure they’re deterred," she explained.

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