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Latvian officials condemn Iran’s attack on Israel

President Edgars Rinkevics and Prime Minister Evika Silina (New Unity), who is also acting as Foreign Minister, condemn the attack on Israel by Iran on Sunday night.

Rinkevics stressed that the Iranian attack is a very serious escalation of the situation in the Middle East, where the situation is already very dangerous. He calls on the international community to work to stabilize the situation.

Silina also stresses that the attack will further aggravate the current situation in the region and reduce the chances for further dialogue between Iran and the international community.

“Residents must not suffer any longer,” stresses Silina.

The Iranian attack has also been condemned by Defense Minister Andris Spruds (Progressives). He said that Israel has every right to defend itself and protect its citizens.

Spruds is also convinced that the attacks mean an escalation of the conflict in the Middle East. He expressed support for the efforts of the US and other allies to prevent this.

The Iranian attack on Israel has also been condemned by Rihards Kols (National Alliance), Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee.

“This sends a clear signal: the European Union must take a tougher line against the Iranian regime, which continues to destabilize and radicalize the Middle East,” the MP said.

The AFP news agency reports that Iran launched more than 300 drones and missiles towards Israel in its unprecedented attack overnight, injuring at least 12 people, an Israeli army spokesman said Sunday.

“Last night Iran fired over 300 ballistic missiles, UAVs and cruise missiles towards Israel,” military spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari told a televised statement, revising an earlier figure of more than 200 launches.

Hagari said 170 drones and 30 cruise missiles were launched, none of which entered Israeli territory, adding that 110 ballistic missiles were also fired and few of them reached Israel.

In a separate statement, the Israeli military said that “dozens of surface-to-surface missile launches” were identified, with the majority intercepted before crossing into Israeli territory.

One of those injured was a seven-year-old girl from a Bedouin community near the southern town of Arad, who was in intensive care, according to the medical center that received her.

Source: BNS

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