The first Saudi comment on Iran’s attack against Israel

Saudi Arabia commented on the developments taking place in the region following Iran’s launch of a missile attack on Israel, calling on all parties to “exercise the utmost restraint and spare the region and its people from the dangers of war.”

In the Kingdom’s first comment on Iran’s attack against Israel, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its deep concern about developments in the military escalation in the region and the seriousness of its repercussions.

In a statement, the Ministry affirmed its position calling for “the necessity of informing the Security Council of its responsibility towards maintaining international peace and security… and preventing the crisis from escalating.”

The Saudi Foreign Ministry warned of “serious consequences” if the cycle of tension and war expands in the region.

The Israeli army said that Iran has launched more than 200 drones and missiles at Israel since Saturday, noting that it was possible to intercept many of them far from Israel’s borders, but added that the shooting continues.

Armed Forces spokesman, Admiral Daniel Hagari, said early Sunday that a limited number of dozens of Iranian surface-to-surface missiles had fallen in Israel, wounding a girl and causing minor damage to a military facility in the south.

US President Joe Biden pledged on Saturday to provide “steadfast” support to Israel in the face of the Iranian attack on Saturday, after he held an emergency meeting with senior security officials to discuss the growing escalation in the Middle East.

“I just met with my national security team to discuss Iran’s attacks against Israel,” Biden said on the

The office of Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant announced that he held a conversation with his American counterpart, Lloyd Austin.

Gallant informed his counterpart, Austin, of Israel’s defensive measures in the face of the Iranian attack.

Minister Gallant thanked Washington for its firm stance alongside Israel, and stressed that the security establishment maintains the highest level of preparedness in the face of further attack attempts.

On Saturday, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, “strongly condemned the dangerous escalation” represented by the Iranian attack on Israel, calling for “an immediate cessation of these hostilities.”

“I am deeply concerned about the very real risk of a devastating, region-wide escalation,” the Secretary-General said in a statement.

He added, “I urge all parties to exercise the utmost restraint to prevent any action that might lead to major military confrontations on multiple fronts in the Middle East.”

The Israeli army confirmed that Iran launched more than 200 drones and missiles towards Israel.

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