Secretary-General Strongly Condemns Large-scale Attack Launched on Israel by Iran

The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:

I strongly condemn the serious escalation represented by the large-scale attack launched on Israel by Iran this evening.  I call for an immediate cessation of these hostilities.

I am deeply alarmed about the very real danger of a devastating region-wide escalation.  I urge all parties to exercise maximum restraint to avoid any action that could lead to major military confrontations on multiple fronts in the Middle East.

I have repeatedly stressed that neither the region nor the world can afford another war.

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