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UK condemns Tehran’s ‘reckless’ assault on Israel

"Iran has once again demonstrated that it is intent on sowing chaos in its own backyard," U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his U.K. counterpart Rishi Sunak hold a news conference in Jerusalem, Oct. 19, 2023. Photo by Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his U.K. counterpart Rishi Sunak hold a news conference in Jerusalem, Oct. 19, 2023. Photo by Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Saturday night condemned the Iranian regime’s “reckless” attack on Israel.

“Iran has once again demonstrated that it is intent on sowing chaos in its own backyard,” Sunak wrote in a statement posted to X.

The British premier vowed to “continue to stand up for Israel’s security and that of all our regional partners, including Jordan and Iraq.

“Alongside our allies, we are urgently working to stabilise the situation and prevent further escalation. No one wants to see more bloodshed,” Sunak wrote.

Iran dispatched dozens of unmanned aerial vehicles from its territory towards Israel on Saturday night, in a much-anticipated response to the April 1 killing of several IRGC officers in Syria.

The drones were expected to take several hours to reach their targets in the Jewish state.

Two security sources in Iraq told Reuters that dozens of UAVs had been spotted flying from Iran towards Israel over Iraqi airspace. Jordan and Israel have closed their airspace to commercial traffic amid the Iranian attacks.

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