UN Security Council to meet this Sunday at Israel's request – Money Times

UN Security Council to meet this Sunday at Israel's request – Money Times
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Leaders of the G7, which brings together the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada and Japan, will meet after Iran's attack (Photo: Mike Seger/Reuters)

The United Nations Security Council will meet on an emergency basis this Sunday (14) at the request of Israel. In addition to rotating members, Israel's allies the US, UK and France, as well as Russia and China, which are close to Iran, are part of the council with veto power.

On Saturday night, Iran attacked Israeli territory with missiles and drones, which were mostly intercepted by Israeli defenses.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has already condemned the Iranian attack and called for an “immediate end to hostilities”.

Leaders of the G7, which brings together allies the United States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Canada and Japan, will meet via video conference this afternoon. US President pledges “ironclad support for Israel's security”.

US-led NATO “condemns the escalation” of Iran's unprecedented attack against Israel on Saturday and said it “needs to contain” conflicts in the Middle East to prevent them from spiraling out of control,” a spokesman for the Atlantic alliance said today.

“We condemn Iran's overnight expansion, call for restraint and closely monitor developments. It is imperative that conflicts in the Middle East do not spiral out of control,” North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) spokeswoman Farah Taqlallah said in a statement.

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Russia

The Russian Foreign Ministry has called for restraint by “all relevant parties” following Iranian attacks on Israel on Saturday night and early this morning.

“We call on all parties concerned to exercise control and avoid dangerous escalation. We trust the states of the region to resolve the existing problems through political and diplomatic means,” the ministry, overseen by Sergei Lavrov, added in a statement.

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However, the Russian government highlights that “according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, the attack”. [contra Israel] Conducted within the framework of their right to self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter, in response to attacks against Iranian targets in the region”, namely the attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus, which Moscow “strongly condemned”.

The Russians have expressed “great concern” over events in the region and have warned that “unless a solution is found to the many crises in the Middle East, mainly in the Israeli region,” tensions will escalate. The Palestinian Conflict”.

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