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Israel is considering a response after Iran launched a missile barrage

4:59 a.m. ET, April 15, 2024

African countries urge restraint after the Iranian attack on Israel

From CNN's Eve Brennan in London

Israel's Iron Dome air defense system was launched to intercept missiles launched from Iran on April 14.

Tomer Newberg/AP

Several African countries expressed their concern after the Iranian attack on Israel.

South Africa He stressed that all parties must “avoid any action that would escalate tensions in a particularly fragile region” and urged the world not to forget the war in Gaza.

“South Africa has consistently stressed that regardless of whether states believe their use of force is lawful, it is never wise to resort to war because it is inevitable, and it is ordinary people who bear the brunt of conflict,” its Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation said. He said.

Nigeria The Iranian Foreign Ministry said it called on Iran and Israel to “exercise restraint” and “avoid a broader conflict in the Middle East.”

“At this critical period, the two countries should reflect on the global commitment to the peaceful resolution of conflicts, in order to enhance global peace and security.”

Kenya President William Ruto He said The attack “only exacerbates an already delicate situation in the Middle East.”

Ruto said the Iranian attack “should be condemned by all peace-loving countries” and that Kenya “urges Israel to show utmost restraint.”

Somalia The Somali Foreign Ministry said that Somalia urged all parties to “immediately stop further escalation and exercise maximum restraint.”

The ministry said that the escalation of hostilities threatens regional stability and global security, and stressed the necessity of a ceasefire in Gaza.

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