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Iran's attack on Israel: UN warns region 'on the brink'

Update : 15 Apr 2024, 10:30

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made a plea for "maximum restraint following" Iran's attacks against Israel.

A UN Security Council emergency meeting convened at 4 p.m. local time (2000 GMT/UTC) in New York, after Israel's ambassador to the UN appealed for a rapid condemnation of Iran's attack overnight. 

"The Middle East is on the brink. The people of the region are confronting a real danger of a devastating full-scale conflict. Now is the time to defuse and de-escalate," Gutteres said while opening the session. 

"Neither the region nor the world can afford more war," Guterres said.

He also warned all UN members that any retaliation with force would be illegal under international law. 

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