Egypt voices concern over Israel-Iran escalation, warns of grave consequences

Ahram Online , Friday 19 Apr 2024

Egypt expressed on Friday deep concern towards the ongoing escalations between Israel and Iran, following news of Israeli missile strikes and drones in Iran and Syria.

Egyptian Foreign Ministry
Egyptian Foreign Ministry

 

According to a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo urged both parties to exercise the utmost restraint and adhere to international law and the UN charter.

Furthermore, the ministry warned against the grave consequences of the conflict expansion and instability in the region.

Egypt affirmed "its commitment to intensifying communication with all concerned and influential parties to contain the ongoing tension and escalation."

Early Friday, Iranian air defences fired on drones near a major air base and a nuclear site near the central city of Isfahan.

The Israeli military did not respond to a request for comment.

Tensions have been high since Iran’s retaliatory assault on Israel on Saturday in retaliation for an Israeli strike targeting Iran's embassy in Syria.

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