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Germany calls for “containment” after explosions in Iran

The German Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock reiterated her call to Israel and Iran to “contain” In view of the “information about attacks” on Friday evening after the conclusion of the G7 summit in Capri.

“In light of the information about the attacks on April 19, we call on both sides to work to avoid further escalation,” he said, but did not want to commit himself to whether the explosions registered in Iran could actually be attributed to Israel.

Baerbock pointed out that the German government's crisis cabinet met on Friday to review the situation.

“The fact is that last weekend Iran escalated the conflict in an unprecedented way and tried to bring the entire region to the brink of chaos. This cannot be without consequences,” he warned, adding that this was why the G7 ministers had agreed to impose new sanctions against the regime in Tehran.

“Everyone must act with restraint and responsibility, because neither the Israeli nor the Iranian people nor the people of other third countries want a catastrophe. They only want to live in peace,” he stressed.

The German minister was also angry about the alleged leaks from the Israeli government over a heated disagreement that reportedly occurred during her meeting this week with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

The German ambassador to Israel has already communicated what Baerbock thinks of these “distorted publications,” he commented.

In addition, the foreign ministers of the G7 – Germany, Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom – today called on Israel and Iran to “avoid escalation” and At the end of their meeting on the Italian island of Capri, they threatened Tehran with new sanctions.

The end of the meeting was preceded by what was believed to be Israel's reaction to the Iranian missile launch a week ago, in response to the attack on its consulate in Damascus and against the backdrop of the war in the Gaza Strip.

Agencies contributed to this Aurora article.