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Israel-Iran News Highlights: Tehran prefers peace but ready to respond strongly, Iran FM to British counterpart

Israel-Iran News Highlights: Check out the latest developments in world politics after Iran's drone attack against Israel.
A woman walks across a pedestrian crossing near a billboard depicting named Iranian ballistic missiles in service, with text in Arabic reading "the honest [person's] promise" and in Persian "Israel is weaker than a spider's web", in Valiasr Square in central Tehran on April 15, 2024.
A woman walks across a pedestrian crossing near a billboard depicting named Iranian ballistic missiles in service, with text in Arabic reading "the honest [person's] promise" and in Persian "Israel is weaker than a spider's web", in Valiasr Square in central Tehran on April 15, 2024.

Israel-Iran News Highlights: Iran launched a massive attack against Israel on April 14 as a retaliation against the attack carried out by the Israeli military against the former's embassy, killing a senior official. The highly anticipated retaliation by Iran involved launching hundreds of drones and ballistic missiles into Israel, making it the biggest drone attack carried out by any country. This is the first time that Iran has directly attacked Israel, despite the decades-long strain on their bilateral ties....Read More

The Israeli military said that they intecepted around 300 drones and missiles, and the attack caused minimal damage. The authorities told Israeli citizens to stay on alert as the military continues to secure the airspace even more.

US President Joe Biden said in a statement that the United Stated helped Israel “take down almost all the missiles”, issuing a strong condemnation of the attack launched by Iran. Biden said, “Iran and its proxies operating out of Yemen, Syria and Iraq launched an unprecedented air attack against military facilities in Israel.”

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said that the drone strike was aimed at destroying “specific targets” in Israel.

Iran previously vowed to retaliate against the strike on its consulate in Syria on April 1 which ended up killing seven officials, including one high ranking officer. While Israel was accused of carrying out the attack, the country didn't confirm or deny the same.

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Apr 15, 2024 11:03 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Zelensky calls for same 'unity' from allies as for Israel

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky urged allies on Monday to show the same "unity" toward Ukraine as Israel, which said it repelled an Iranian attack over the weekend with Western support.

Apr 15, 2024 9:59 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Wars to dominate G7 talks as foreign ministers seek path to peace

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Efforts to end wars in the Middle East and Ukraine will dominate this week's meeting of Group of Seven foreign ministers, host Italy's top diplomat Antonio Tajani said on Monday

Apr 15, 2024 8:38 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: US doesn't want 'escalation' with Iran but will defend Israel, says Blinken

Israel-Iran News LIVE: "We don't seek escalation, but we'll continue to support the defence of Israel and to protect our personnel in the region," United States secretary of state Antony Blinken said at the start of a meeting with Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed Ali Tamim. "What this weekend demonstrated is that Israel did not have to and does not have to defend itself alone when it is the victim of an aggression, the victim of an attack," he added, calling Iran's actions "unprecedented."

Apr 15, 2024 8:14 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Tehran warns of strong response to Israeli retaliation

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Iran's Foreign Minister conveyed to his British counterpart that while Tehran prefers peace, it stands prepared to respond vigorously and swiftly if Israel retaliates.

Apr 15, 2024 6:19 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Expect India to play role in bringing stability in West Asia, says Israeli envoy

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Israel is "strong and resilient" and, if needed, it will "confront Iran" after the recent attack, the Israeli envoy in New Delhi asserted on Monday and said India should play a role in bringing stability in the West Asia region.

Apr 15, 2024 6:17 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Iran to soon allow Indian authorities to meet 17 crew members of seized cargo vessel

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said that Tehran will "soon" allow Indian authorities to meet 17 Indian crew members of a cargo vessel that was seized by Iran's military near the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday.

Apr 15, 2024 4:24 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Qatar Airways resumes services to Iran

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Qatar Airways announced the resumption of its scheduled services to Iran in a post on X on Monday.

Apr 15, 2024 4:03 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: US destroyed dozens of drones, six ballistic missiles aimed at Israel from Iran, Yemen, says its military

Israel-Iran News LIVE: In an official post on X, US Central Command said, "On April 13 and the morning of April 14, US Central Command (CENTCOM) forces, supported by US European Command destroyers, successfully engaged and destroyed more than 80 one-way attack uncrewed aerial vehicles (OWA UAV) and at least six ballistic missiles intended to strike Israel from Iran and Yemen."

Apr 15, 2024 3:25 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Israel's currency rebounds as markets feel war tension easing

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Israel's currency, the shekel, recovered from recent selling as investors expressed confidence that the conflict with Iran wouldn't escalate further. The shekel strengthened by up to 0.9 per cent to 3.7189 per dollar on Monday.

Apr 15, 2024 2:35 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Iran urges West to 'appreciate restraint' towards Israel

Tehran on Monday called on Western nations to "appreciate Iran's restraint" towards Israel after it attacked its regional foe in response to a deadly strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus. 

"Instead of making accusations against Iran, (Western) countries should blame themselves and answer to public opinion for the measures they have taken against the... war crimes committed by Israel" in its war against Tehran-backed Hamas in Gaza, said Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani. 

The spokesman added that Western countries "should appreciate Iran's restraint in recent months". Western governments have condemned Iran over its unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel, which Tehran insists was an act of "self-defence".

Apr 15, 2024 2:15 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Germany's Scholz warns Iran but says Israel must also de-escalate

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday warned Iran not to launch another attack on Israel but said the Israeli government must also contribute to cooling tensions.

Speaking in Shanghai on a visit to China while addressing trade frictions between the European Union and China, Scholz said there should be fair competition conditions and no protectionist motives.

He also said he would raise the issue of China supplying dual use goods that Russia could deploy militarily while waging war in Ukraine.

Apr 15, 2024 1:48 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Airline services suspended over Middle Eastern crisis

Several Middle Eastern countries including Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon temporarily closed their airspace over the weekend as Iran launched drones and missiles. Both Israel and Iran also imposed restrictions on airline traffic, requiring airlines to rerout, thereby extending flight times and adding to fuel costs.

Apr 15, 2024 1:22 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: UK considering more sanctions against Iran

Britain would consider more sanctions against Iran, foreign minister David Cameron said on Monday, following its drone and missile attack on Israel. Asked whether the government would consider more sanctions on Iran, Cameron told the BBC: "Yes, absolutely. We already have 400 sanctions on Iran. We put in place a whole new sanctions regime at the end of last year, which is proving very effective. (Reuters)

Apr 15, 2024 12:53 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: UK's Cameron pushes against Israeli retaliation

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron urged Israel not to retaliate after Iran's drone and missile attack, saying it should "think with head as well as heart" because Tehran's strike had been a near total failure. (Reuters)

Apr 15, 2024 12:24 PM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: French President Macron on escalations in Middle East

France will do all it can to avoid further escalation in the conflict between Israel and Iran in the Middle East, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, urging Israel to show restraint in any response. "We are all worried about a possible escalation," Macron told BFM TV and RMC radio.

Apr 15, 2024 11:59 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: India's Sensex tanks over 900 points

India's BSE Sensex tanked by 929 points in the early trade hours on Monday as a result of the crisis in the Middle East, leading to a weak trend in the global markets.

Apr 15, 2024 11:41 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Iran to allow Indian officials to meet ship crew

The Iranian foreign ministry on Monday issued a statement allowing officials from the government of India to meet the 17 Indian crew members of a cargo vessel that was seized by the Iranian military near the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday.

Apr 15, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: How Israel's iron clad defence failed Iran's attack attempt

In controlling the targeted attack by Iran, the resilience and efficiency of Israel's advanced multilayered air defences, which include the anti-ballistic Arrow system and the Iron Dome system, and the extraordinary close cooperation between Israel and its western allies, the United States, Britain and France, played a major role, a report by a US publication noted.

Apr 15, 2024 10:54 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Indian shares fall amid Middle Eastern crisis

Indian shares fell on Monday as investors sold riskier assets after Iran's retaliatory attack on Israel over the weekend spurred fears of a wider regional conflict. The NSE Nifty 50 was down 0.73% at 22,354.70 as of 10:10 a.m. IST, while the S&P BSE Sensex fell 0.75% to 73,687.02.

Apr 15, 2024 10:37 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Middle Eastern airlines in trouble after drone attack

Iran's attack on Israel led to closure of significant amount of airspace between Europe and Asia, leading to major disruptions in flights across the Middle East.

Apr 15, 2024 10:15 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: PM Narendra Modi's words on Middle East crisis

PM Modi, while addressing a public rally on Sunday, said, “Clouds of uncertainty are hovering over the world today. Several regions are staring at a war-like situation and the world is tense and not at peace. In such times, ensuring the safety and security of our citizens becomes a priority and a paramount task for any government that comes in. Hence, the safety of our people will be the top priority for our government, if we return for another term.”

Apr 15, 2024 10:01 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Biden reaching out to multiple countries

US President Joe Biden reached out to the foreign ministers of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt by phone on Sunday in order to contain the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.

Apr 15, 2024 9:44 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Joe Biden to host Iraqi leader in US

As the tensions in the Middle East continue to soar, US President Joe Biden is set to host Iraq's leader in the country. This might shake America's position on the ongoing crisis.

Apr 15, 2024 9:18 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Biden's stern warning to Netanyahu

Issuing a warning to Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Joe Biden said that US would not participate in any retaliation measure against Iran.

Apr 15, 2024 8:36 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Oil prices fall after attack

Oil prices fell during trade on Monday, as market participants dialled back risk premiums following Iran's attack on Israel late on Saturday which the Israeli government said caused limited damage. Brent futures for June delivery fell 20 cents, or 0.2%, to $90.25 a barrel while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures for May delivery were down 33 cents, or 0.4%, at $85.33 a barrel by 0225 GMT.

Apr 15, 2024 8:20 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Indian stock market may open lower

A day after the Iranian attack on Israel, it is likely that the Indian stock market will open lower than the previous predictions by experts as investors continue to monitor the tensions in the Middle East.

Apr 15, 2024 8:05 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: US destroyed over 80 Iranian UAVs during attack

The United States said in a statement that it destroyed more than 80 UAVs and at least six ballistic missiles launched by Iran at Israel on April 14 as a retaliation attack. 

Apr 15, 2024 7:54 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Sirens blare in Israel, day after drone attack

Just a day after the drone attack by Iran, sirens are blaring in northern Israel, near its border with Lebanon, reported The Spectator Index.

Apr 15, 2024 7:32 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Israel to reopen schools today

A day after Iran launched drone attacks across its airspace, Israeli government decided to reopen the schools in the country. The government, however, issued a warning to the citizens, urging them to be on alert.

Apr 15, 2024 7:10 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: Did Iran give warning before launching attack?

Turkish, Jordanian and Iraqi officials claimed on Sunday that Iran issued a warning days before launching its drone attack, but the United Stated denied this claim, saying that the Washington recieved no warning.

Apr 15, 2024 6:50 AM IST

Israel-Iran News LIVE: US not to participate in retaliation by Israel

The United Stated on Monday said that they will not participate in any retaliation attacks carried out by Israel against Iran, an action which is being favoured by the war cabinet of Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu.

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