World leaders respond to Iranian attack on Israel

World leaders expressed their concerns on X on Sunday after Iran launched retaliatory attacks against Israel using hundreds of drones and missiles the previous night.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken condemned the attack, while Vice President Kamala Harris shared a photo of President Joe Biden with his national security team, emphasizing their “ironclad” support for Israel’s security.

“The United States condemns Iran’s attack on Israel. As the President said, our commitment to Israel’s security against threats from Iran is ironclad,” Blinken said.

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, posted a detailed letter on April 13 to Vanessa Frazier, president of the UN Security Council, expressing outrage and demanding the council “unequivocally condemn Iran for these grave violations.” Frazier responded on X, condemning Iran’s actions and stating they would only “further destabilize the region.”

“We unequivocally condemn Iran’s attack against Israel. In this difficult time, we stand with Israel, the Israeli people and Jewish communities in Canada and abroad. These unprecedented attacks from Iran will only serve to further destabilize the region. It must stop,” Frazier said.

“I strongly condemn Iran‘s blatant and unjustifiable attack on Israel. And I call on Iran and its proxies to immediately cease these attacks. All actors must now refrain from further escalation and work to restore stability in the region,” EU Commission President Ursala Von Der said.

Iran promised retaliation after attributing a lethal strike on its consulate in Damascus, Syria, earlier in April to Israel, which has neither confirmed nor denied its involvement.

The Iranian mission to the United Nations confirmed that Saturday’s assault was in retaliation for the Damascus incident, stating, “The matter can be deemed concluded.”