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UN Chief Calls Out Iran for Attack on Israel, Urges Immediate End

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Iran’s airborne attack on Israel and called for an immediate cessation of hostilities. Guterres expressed deep alarm over the risk of a region-wide escalation and urged all parties to exercise maximum restraint to prevent a major military confrontation in the Middle East.

The attack was in retaliation for an airstrike on Iran’s diplomatic facility in Damascus on April 1, which killed seven members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. While Iran accused Israel of the attack, Tel Aviv has not officially claimed responsibility but has conducted multiple strikes on Iranian targets in Syria in recent months.

Iran and its ally Hezbollah have vowed to retaliate against the Israeli attack on its forces. Guterres emphasized the importance of avoiding another war in the region, stating that neither the region nor the world can afford another conflict.

The Secretary-General’s statement came after Iran launched an airborne attack on Israel, raising concerns of further escalation in the already tense region. The situation remains volatile with both sides preparing for possible retaliatory actions. Leaders worldwide are closely monitoring the developments in the Middle East to prevent any further bloodshed and instability.

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