Iran Criticizes UK Silence Over Israeli Attack as Cameron Calls for Restraint

Iran Criticizes UK Silence Over Israeli Attack as Cameron Calls for Restraint

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's Foreign Minister issued a sharp rebuke towards the United Kingdom, condemning its silence in the face of an Israeli aggressions and warmongering, while British Foreign Secretary David Cameron urged restraint amid escalating tensions.

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron reached out to the Iranian Foreign Minister to appeal for restraint following Iran's vow to retaliate against an Israeli assault on Tehran's consular section in Damascus.

In a conversation on Thursday, Cameron faced criticism from his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amirabdollahian, regarding Britain's refusal to condemn the attack.

Amirabdollahian criticized the inaction of Britain in condemning the Israeli regime's airstrike on the consular section of the Islamic Republic of Iran embassy in Damascus.

Last week, Britain, alongside the United States and France, opposed a Russian-drafted UN Security Council statement denouncing the Israeli assault.

During their phone call, Cameron and Amirabdollahian deliberated on the region's latest developments and bilateral relations, according to IRNA.

"Tehran has never sought to escalate tension in the region, but the Israeli regime's terrorist attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus and the silence of the United States and England means encouraging Netanyahu to continue waging war and expanding it in the region," Amirabdollahian stated.

He emphasized the urgency of halting genocide and war crimes in Gaza and the West Bank as the primary means to restore peace in the region.

Amirabdollahian also addressed Britain's involvement in a US-led military campaign in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden against Yemen which has been argeting Israeli interests in solidarity with Palestinians in recent months.

"The root of the crisis is not in the Red Sea but in the genocide in Gaza," he countered, dismissing London's assertion.

Cameron called for Iranian restraint, warning against further escalation in conflicts in its absence.

He voiced concerns about ongoing tensions in the Red Sea amid the Gaza war, noting that the US had proposed a plan that could facilitate a ceasefire if both sides agreed.

Cameron extended Eid al-Fitr greetings and expressed satisfaction with progress made in certain areas of Iran-UK cooperation.

Both parties expressed their commitment to continuing collaborative efforts in an atmosphere of mutual respect.


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