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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has condemned Iranian airstrikes on Israel “in the strongest possible terms,” his spokesperson announced during Scholz’s visit to China.

Immediately upon arriving in the city of Chongqing, Steffen Hebestreit, the government spokesperson, expressed that “with this irresponsible and unjustifiable attack, Iran is risking a regional conflagration.” Hebestreit added, “Germany stands closely by Israel’s side,” and, “We will now discuss further reactions closely with our G7 partners and allies.”


The strikes, which included a combination of explosive drones and missiles, were initiated by Iran late Saturday, marking a significant escalation as the first direct attack on Israeli territory. This action follows Iran’s threat of retaliation for an alleged Israeli strike on its consulate in Damascus on April 1, which claimed the lives of seven Revolutionary Guards officers.

Israel has maintained a policy of neither confirming nor denying its involvement in the consulate attack.


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