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Italy convenes urgent G7 meeting over Iran's attack on Israel

Italy convenes urgent G7 meeting over Iran's attack on Israel G7 to meet over Iranian attack on Israel (photo: Getty Images)

Italy convened an emergency meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) after Iran's air attack on Israel.

"The Italian Presidency of the G7 has called a Leaders’ meeting in remote format today to discuss Iran’s attack against Israel," reads the statement.

The G7 is an international club of governments from seven highly developed countries. The G7 includes the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France, Italy, and Canada. The EU leadership also participates in G7 meetings.

Iran attacks Israel

On the night of April 14, Iran attacked Israel with a large number of attack drones and missiles. According to Israeli army spokesperson Daniel Hagari, the attack caused minor damage to a military base in southern Israel. There were also reports of several civilian casualties.

The US and British forces helped Israel repel the Iranian attack. It was also reported that Iranian drones were shot down by Jordanian air defense.

Read more about the results of Iran's attack on Israel in RBC-Ukraine's article.

According to Western media, Israel plans to respond to the Iranian attack, but the extent of the response has not yet been determined. At the same time, the United States has warned Israel that it will not take part in this.

What preceded it

On April 1, the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital was attacked by a missile. The air strike killed at least seven Iranian officials, including two high-ranking generals. Iran blamed Israel for the attack and promised to respond.

Read more about the causes of the conflict in RBC-Ukraine's article.