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Sunak advises Israel to remain composed in wake of Iran attack

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to exercise restraint in response to Iran’s recent missile and drone attack. Sunak emphasized the need for calm during a phone call with Netanyahu, where he reiterated UK’s support for Israel’s security and regional stability. Netanyahu thanked the UK for its support and acknowledged Iran’s miscalculation in the global arena.

During the call, Sunak expressed grave concern over the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and called for increased aid access to the region. He emphasized the importance of Israel opening up new aid routes to provide vital supplies to Gaza quickly. Sunak also expressed disappointment in Hamas for blocking a potential deal that could have saved lives and secured the release of hostages.

Sunak’s message to Netanyahu comes amidst escalating tensions following Iran’s attack and highlights the need for a diplomatic response to prevent further instability in the Middle East. The G7 countries are coordinating efforts to address the situation and avoid any significant escalation that could deepen insecurity in the region. Sunak’s call for calm heads to prevail reflects the UK’s commitment to finding peaceful solutions to the crisis.

The spokesperson for Downing Street confirmed Sunak’s conversation with Netanyahu and reiterated the UK’s support for Israel’s security. Sunak’s focus on humanitarian aid for Gaza underscores the UK’s commitment to addressing the ongoing crisis in the region. As tensions continue to rise, the international community is closely monitoring the situation and working towards a resolution that prioritizes peace and stability in the Middle East.

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