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Amirabdolahian tells Borrell that he “had no choice but to punish” Israel in the face of international inaction

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hosein Amirabdolahian – Europa Press/Contact/Iranian Foreign Ministry


The Foreign Minister of Iran, Hosein Amirabdolahian, held a phone call this Sunday with the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, in which he assured him that Tehran “had no choice but to punish » to Israel in the face of the lack of action by the United Nations and after the refusal of the UN Security Council to issue a statement condemning the Israeli attack against the Iranian Consulate in Damascus (Syria).

“Faced with the diplomatic inaction of the United Nations and the Security Council in issuing a single statement condemning this action, the Islamic Republic of Iran had no choice but to punish the Zionist regime within the framework of legitimate defense,” he said. declared Amirabdolahian, according to a statement from the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

After that, he insisted that, from Tehran’s point of view, the issue “is settled” and that it will respond “immediately” to a possible Israeli counterresponse.

Borrell, for his part, has shown his satisfaction at the end of the Iranian operation, and has reiterated his condemnation of the attack against the Damascus Consulate.

Amirabdolahian has also held calls with India’s Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Turkey’s Hakan Fidan, Egypt’s Samé Shukri and Syria’s Faisal al Mikdad, all of whom have expressed support for the Iranian response. within the framework of “legitimate defense.”

In addition, Jaishankar has asked for the release of the 17 Indian citizens after the seizure of the Portuguese-flagged freighter ‘MSC ARies’, linked to the London-based company Zodiac Maritime and which the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy seized a few hours earlier. of the attack against Israel in the Gulf of Oman.

The Iranian minister has also spoken with the German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, with the British Foreign Minister, David Cameron, and with the Maltese Foreign Minister, Ian Borg, who have expressed the importance of maintaining stability in the region.

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– 2024-04-22 16:04:48

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