Cameron Believes Israel Will Retaliate Against Iran's Attack

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.17 - 2024 1:46 PM CET

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
UK Foreign Minister David Cameron calls for a calculated response from Israel to prevent further escalation.

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David Cameron, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary, believes that Israel is likely to respond to Iran's attack, but he hopes any action will be measured to "minimize the escalation" of the conflict.

This statement was made during his official visit to Israel, where he engaged with key Israeli leaders, as reported by Politico and Ukrinform.

Cameron's Remarks in Israel

Speaking to journalists, Cameron confirmed that Israel is contemplating retaliatory actions in response to Iran's significant missile and drone attack over the weekend.

"We have clearly expressed our point of view on what should happen next," Cameron stated. "But it is clear that the Israelis are making a decision to act."

During his visit, Cameron has scheduled meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Israel Katz. He has already had a discussion with Israeli President Isaac Herzog.

"We hope their response will minimize further escalation," Cameron added.

Prime Minister Netanyahu recently discussed the situation with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who advised that "the moment has come when coolness must prevail."

The Iranian offensive on the night of April 14 involved more than 300 missiles and drones targeting Israel, with Israeli Defense Forces successfully intercepting 99% of these. The scale of this attack has prompted international concern about potential escalations that could draw wider regional involvement.

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