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The Federal Foreign Office on the situation in the Middle East

10.05.2018 - Press release

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (10 May) regarding Iranian attacks on Israeli units:

We are deeply concerned by reports about last night’s Iranian rocket attacks on Israeli army outposts. These attacks are a severe provocation that we most strongly condemn. We have always emphasised that Israel has the right to defend itself.
 

At the same time, it is key that the situation not escalate any further. This particularly means we must do everything we can to finally arrive at a sustainable political solution to the conflict in Syria – it is needed to end the suffering of the Syrian population, and to not further threaten stability in the entire region.