Israel-Iran; Pedro Nuno Santos condemns Iran’s attack and calls for a halt to escalation

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The secretary-general of the PS today “unreservedly” condemned Iran’s attack on Israel on Saturday night and called on the international community to “mobilize all diplomatic means to stop the escalation of the conflict”.

“The violent attacks unleashed by Iran last night, directed at numerous targets in Israel, deserve unreserved condemnation,” reads a post on Pedro Nuno Santos’ official page on the social network X (formerly Twitter).

The Socialist leader argues that peace in the Middle East “will not be built through disproportionate escalations directed against civilian targets, and it is essential that the international community mobilizes all diplomatic means to stop the escalation of the conflict, in order to spare innocent lives and ensure that hostility does not spread”.

Iran’s attack on Israel, in which, according to Tel Aviv, more than 300 drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles were used, came two weeks after a bomb attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, in which several members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard were killed, an attack that Tehran blames on Israel.

According to the Israeli army, of the 170 or so drones (unmanned aircraft) that Iran launched before midnight, none hit Israeli territory and 25 of the 30 or so cruise missiles and almost all of the “more than 120” ballistic missiles were also intercepted.

In view of the “current situation and possible developments” in the region, the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, has decided to call a meeting of the Supreme Council of National Defense for Tuesday at 6pm.

The Portuguese government, through Prime Minister Luís Montenegro, has already condemned Iran’s attack on Israel, calling for restraint in hostilities to “avoid an escalation of violence”.

“The Portuguese government strongly condemns Iran’s attack on Israel. It calls for restraint in order to avoid an escalation of violence,” reads a message published this evening by Luís Montenegro on the social network X.

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