DFA expresses concern over Iran-Israel tension
DFA expresses concern over Iran-Israel tension
DFA expresses concern over Iran-Israel tension
by Mary Antalan15 April 2024
REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday, April 15, expressed its concern over the ongoing tensions between Israel and Iran.

In a statement, DFA encourages the two parties "to refrain from escalating the situation and work towards a peaceful resolution of their conflict."

"The Philippines has long advocated for all states to adhere to the principles of international and the peaceful settlement of disputes," the DFA added.


On late Saturday, Iran launched explosive drones and fired missiles at Israel in response to a suspected Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria, earlier this month.

According to the Israeli military, of the 120 ballistic missiles, 170 drones, and more than 30 cruise missiles released by Iran, not a single one entered Israel's territory.

Iran has threatened to attack Israel again with stronger forces if it and the United States of America retaliate, The Times of Israel reported.

"Our response will be much larger than tonight’s military action if Israel retaliates against Iran," Iran’s armed forces chief of staff Major General Mohammad Bagheri told state TV.


In a statement, Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi said that "If the Zionist regime (Israel) or its supporters demonstrate reckless behavior, they will receive a decisive and much stronger response."

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