Western powers urge Israel show restraint in retaliation against Iran attack


**Western powers urge Israel to show restraint in retaliation against Iran attack**

**Western powers** are urging the **Israeli government** to show restraint in its expected response to the **Iranian missile strikes** last week.

Quick Facts:

  • Western powers urge Israel to show restraint in response to Iranian missile strikes.
  • Germany, the United Kingdom, and others ask Israel not to escalate tensions into active conflict.
  • Iran blames Israel for the attack on its embassy compound, but Israel denies involvement.

**Officials** from **Germany**, the **United Kingdom**, and elsewhere have asked **Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration** not to escalate the situation into an active conflict — but those same officials say **Israel** is not listening to outside input.

“It’s right to have made our views clear about what should happen next, but it’s clear the **Israelis** are making a decision to act,” **British Foreign Secretary David Cameron**, a former prime minister, reported after a Wednesday trip to the **Jewish nation**.

He added, “We hope they do so in a way that does as little to escalate this as possible.”

**Iran** launched hundreds of missiles and drones at **Israel** on Saturday in response to an apparent strike on **Iran’s embassy compound in Syria** on April 1 that killed 12 people, including two **Iranian generals**.

The **Iranian government** blames **Israel** for the attack, although **Israel** has not claimed any involvement.

“The region must not step-by-step slide into a situation with a totally unpredictable outcome,” said **German Minister of Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock** after the same Wednesday trip to **Israel**. “Everyone must now act prudently and responsibly.”

**Netanyahu** left no doubt in a statement later the same day regarding what his country might do should current tensions with **Iran** escalate further.

“Israel will do whatever it needs to defend itself,” **Netanyahu** said in a statement.

“They have all sorts of suggestions and advice. I appreciate that. But I want to be clear: Our decisions we will make ourselves,” the prime minister added.

**Fox News Digital’s Lawrence Richard** contributed to this report.

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