Montenegro calls for Israeli restraint and admits sanctions on Iran without exacerbating violence


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The Prime Minister today called on Israel to show restraint in its response to the attack carried out by Iran last weekend, and said he was in favor of sanctions against Tehran’s executive, as long as they contributed to calming tensions.

“First of all, we must condemn Iran’s attack on the State of Israel and, at the same time, call for restraint from a possible reaction by Israel, which I believe benefits no one,” said Luís Montenegro as he entered his first meeting of the European Council in Brussels.

The Prime Minister said that Portugal could join in imposing more sanctions on Tehran, but warned that it had to be “with a view to being a consequence that doesn’t create more violence”.

Regarding the possibility of including Iranian arms in the sanctions regime, Luís Montenegro said that “it is still premature to talk” about hypotheses.

Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert
Hervé Hubert is a 55-year-old writer and journalist based in Porto, Portugal. Born in France, he brings a unique blend of French and Portuguese perspectives to his work. Education Hervé studied Journalism and Literature at the University of Lyon in France. After completing his studies, he gained valuable experience working with various French media outlets (Portugal France also). Career He worked for several years as a journalist in France before making the move to Portugal. In Porto, he joined the Portugal Pulse team as a staff writer. Skills Hervé specializes in storytelling, investigative journalism, and cultural commentary. He has a flair for capturing complex issues in a relatable way. Personal Life He currently resides in Porto and enjoys the city's rich culture, from Fado music to Francesinha cuisine. Hervé continues to maintain strong ties to his French heritage, often traveling back to France for family visits and cultural exploration. With his unique background and diverse skill set, Hervé Hubert adds a layered, multicultural lens to every story he covers.

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