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Sunak calls for 'calm heads' to prevail after reports of Israel attack on Iran


Sunak calls for ‘calm heads’ to prevail after Israel missile strike on Iran

Rishi Sunak called for “calm heads” to prevail in the Middle East after reports Israel launced a retaliatory attack against Iran overnight on Thursday (April 18).

Explosions were reportledy heard near a major military airbase.

Asked about the incident after a speech on welfare reform in London on Friday, Mr Sunak said: “We have condemned Iran’s reckless and dangerous barrage of missiles against Israel on Saturday, and Israel absolutely has the right to self defence.

“But as I said to Prime Minister Netanyahu when I spoke to him last week, and more generally, significant escalation is not in anyone’s interest. What we want to see is calm heads prevail across the region.”

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