Vietnam deeply concerned about tension escalation in Middle East

By VNA, Reuters   April 14, 2024 | 07:26 pm PT
Vietnam deeply concerned about tension escalation in Middle East
The Israeli Cabinet met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and security officials in Tel Aviv, April 14, 2024. Photo by AFP
Vietnam is deeply concerned about the tension escalation in the Middle East, especially violent acts violating the UN Charter and inflicting damage on civilians, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Pham Thu Hang said on Sunday.

Responding to reporters' query about Vietnam’s reaction to the rocket barrage in Israel, the spokesperson called on related parties to exercise restraint, settle disagreements by peaceful measures and strictly comply to international law, the UN Charter and relevant UN resolutions.

She also urged the parties to immediately end the violent acts that are pushing tension to escalate for the sake of security, safety, peace and security in the region and the world as a whole.

Iran launched an attack late on Saturday on Israeli territory with drones and missiles in retaliation for a suspected Israeli strike on its embassy compound in Syria on April 1 that killed top Revolutionary Guards commanders.

The attack by more than 300 missiles and drones, mostly launched from inside Iran, caused only modest damage as most were shot down by Israel's Iron Dome defense system and with help from the United States, Britain, France and Jordan.

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