EU Reaffirms Commitment To De-Escalation In The Middle East

Following Iran’s assault on Israel, EU ambassador Josep Borrell in a statement on behalf of the EU underlined the community’s commitment to promoting de-escalation in the Middle East.

The statement released in Brussels on Sunday reads, « The EU remains determined to contribute to the de-escalation and security of the region and to this end is in close contact with all parties. »

The Iranian attack was described by Borrell as « an unprecedented escalation and a threat to regional security. » He stated that « the EU condemns Iran’s drone and missile strikes against Israel in the strongest possible terms. »

The head of EU diplomacy gave assurances on the EU’s support for Israel’s security. He stated that further escalation cannot be in anyone’s best interests given the extremely delicate situation in the region. He urged everyone to be as restrained as possible.

Furthermore, Borrell declared that an unusual videoconference meeting of EU foreign ministers would be held on April 16 in response to the Iranian strikes on Israel.

Iran retaliated to an airstrike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus with a series of missile and drone strikes against Israel on the evening of April 14.


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