Israel Under Attack

Russia refuses to condemn Iran: "They were exercising self-defense"

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to the Iranian attack against Israel: "This attack was carried out within the framework of the right of self-defense and in response to attacks on Iranian targets in the region."

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo: Shutterstock)

The Russian Foreign Ministry responded today (Sunday) to Iran's extensive attack against Israel last night, in which hundreds of drones and missiles were launched at IDF bases. Unlike other world leaders, Russia did not condemn Iran for the attack, claiming that it was exercising its "right of self-defense."

"On the night of April 14, a large number of missiles and drones were launched into Israel. According to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this attack was carried out within the framework of its right of self-defense, in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter, and in response to attacks on Iranian targets in the region - including the attack on the building of the consular department of the Iranian Embassy in Damascus on April 1, which our country strongly condemned," said the spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Russian, Maria Zakharova.

"Unfortunately, due to the position of the Western countries, the UN Security Council was unable to respond adequately to the attack on the Iranian consular mission," she added. "We express our utmost concern about further dangerous escalation in the region. We have repeatedly warned that failure to resolve the numerous crises in the Middle East, especially in the field of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which are often fueled by irresponsible provocative actions, will lead to increased tensions.

"We call on all parties involved to exercise restraint. We hope that regional countries will solve existing problems through political and diplomatic means. We believe that it is important that constructive international actors contribute to this," she added.

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