UN Security Council meets, Iran: “The attack achieved all its objectives” – today’s events in six points

People on a street look at the rubble after an Iranian missile was fired in Jordan

Several neighboring countries reopened their airspace after the attack.

Iran: Attack successful overnight

According to the commander of the Iranian Defense Forces, Mohammed Bagheri, the Iranian attack on Israel “achieved all its objectives.”

He commented on the attack last night in an interview with Iranian state media.

According to Bagheri, the attacks targeted an intelligence center and an air base from which Bagheri claims the Israeli warplanes that attacked the Iranian embassy in Damascus in early April took off.

According to Bagheri, both the air base and the intelligence headquarters were destroyed, meaning they can no longer be used.

Bagheri says the Iranian operation is now over and there is no intention to continue it.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian also says the country has no plans for further defensive operations against Israel.

Still, he warns that Iran will not hesitate to defend its interests in response to further aggression.

Israel: Damage is minor, war cabinet will meet

According to Israel, damage from the attack was minor. It claims to have shot down 99 percent of the missiles and drones used in the attack.

According to Israel, the damage to the Nevatim air base is minor. Israel’s war cabinet is scheduled to meet later today to discuss a response to the overnight attack.

Russia urges restraint

Russia said in a statement that it was deeply concerned about the escalation of the situation in the Middle East but expected countries in the region to resolve the problems through political and diplomatic means.

According to a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russia has repeatedly warned that indecision in the numerous crises in the Middle East, and in particular the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is leading to increasing instability in the region.

Jordan warns of reprisals if its security is threatened

Jordan warns of retaliation if the country’s security is threatened. Security sources said Jordan shot down dozens of drones and missiles in its airspace overnight.

Jordanian Prime Minister Damit Khasawneh said in a statement that the country’s defense forces are ready to respond with all available means if a foreign power threatens Jordan’s security.

He also warns that further escalation of the conflict would lead the entire Middle East down a dangerous path.

Israel and several neighboring countries have reopened their airspace

Israel opened its airspace the morning after the Iranian attack.

Neighboring Iraq and Lebanon have also reopened their airspace after closing it last night when the attack began.

The G7 countries will discuss the attacks and the UN Security Council will meet

Italy, which holds the rotating chairmanship of the group, called the political leadership of the G7 countries into a video conference today to discuss the Iranian attacks.

The G7 group consists of the USA, Japan, Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy and Canada.

The UN Security Council will meet in an extraordinary session this evening at Israel’s request.

In a statement, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemns Iran’s large-scale attack on Israel.

Guterres called the attacks a serious escalation and called for an immediate end to hostilities.

Guterres calls on all sides to exercise restraint and urges parties to avoid actions that could lead to a large-scale military confrontation in the Middle East.

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