Global Backlash Against Iran's Attack on Israel: Western Leaders Rally in Support

Written by Henrik Rothen

Apr.14 - 2024 11:01 AM CET

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Many Western countries have already strongly condemned Iran's attack on Israel.

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Several Western countries have openly condemned Iran’s recent drone and missile strike on Israel.

This unprecedented assault, occurring late Saturday, prompted a wave of disapproval from key global players including the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and more, emphasizing a firm stance in support of Israel's security.

United in Condemnation

The United States and the United Kingdom were among the first to voice their concerns, with US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reiterating that America's support for Israel is "ironclad."

Similarly, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak affirmed the UK’s dedication to "stand up for Israel's security."

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a strong condemnation of Iran's aggressive actions, asserting Canada's support for Israel's right to defend itself.

"We unequivocally condemn Iran’s airborne attacks against Israel," stated Trudeau, aligning Canada solidly with Israel.

Solidarity Across Continents

From Europe to South America, leaders expressed their solidarity with Israel. Germany's Foreign Minister echoed sentiments of support, while Argentina’s President Javier Milei declared a steadfast commitment to Israel’s statehood and safety.

Even nations traditionally more neutral presented their views, though with less direct criticism of Iran. China called for restraint from all involved parties, urging them to avoid further escalation.

Chile and Mexico expressed concern over the use of force and the recent attacks, respectively, without directly condemning Iran.

While most Western nations have taken a clear stance against Iran’s actions, other countries have been more reserved.

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez noted his government's deep concern and confirmed that Spanish embassies would stay open to assist nationals in the region, reflecting a cautious approach to the unfolding situation.

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