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Middle East 'on the brink' after Iran's attack on Israel, says UN security general


Middle East ‘on the brink’ after Iran’s attack on Israel, says UN security general

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has warned the Middle East is “on the brink” of a devastating all-out conflict as Israel vowed to “exact a price” against Iran following its missile attack.

The unprecedented attack by Tehran, which it said was in retaliation against a strike on an Iranian diplomatic compound in Syria earlier this month, has raised fears over the Israel-Hamas war spiralling into a wider regional conflagration.

“The Middle East is on the brink. The people of the region are confronting a real danger of a devastating full-scale conflict,” Secretary-General Guterres told a UN Security Council meeting on Sunday 14 April.

“Now is the time to defuse and de-escalate.”

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