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Foreign Minister Condemns Drone and Missile Attacks against Israel in Video Message

MTI-Hungary Today 2024.04.15.

“Hungary firmly condemns the drone and missile attacks against Israel, and we stand by Israel in this case as well,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Péter Szijjártó said in a video message broadcast live on Facebook on Sunday.

He affirmed that Iran had launched a serious attack on Israel with drones and missiles. “This is an attack that poses a greater risk of escalation than ever before in the Middle East and could also threaten global security.

Our most important task in this conflict is, of course, to ensure the security of the Hungarian people.

That is why our embassies in the region are, of course, on 24-hour duty. Our representatives in Israel, Iran, Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon are also involved in this work,” Szijjártó stated.

At the end of his video message, he reiterated Hungary’s strong condemnation of the drone and missile attacks against Israel. “We stand by Israel, and I think that the international community’s call for responsible behavior and the avoidance of escalation has never been more important and never been more valid than it is right now,” he emphasized.

During the day on Sunday, the Minister consulted with two of his foreign counterparts.

In a Facebook post, the Minister wrote: “With Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, we reviewed the situation that has developed since last night.

I told both colleagues that Hungary hopes that there is still a chance to avoid a broad escalation of the situation. However, this will only be possible if all major players in world politics behave responsibly in the coming period.”

“Based on the discussions, I see that it is not only we Hungarians who have an interest in preventing the Middle East conflict from spreading further,” he concluded.

Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Minister of Defense, posted a brief statement on his social media page about the events, saying that everything possible will be done to ensure that wars in the world will not threaten Hungary’s peace.

Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister called a meeting with the Defense Council at the Carmelite Monastery.

At the meeting of the Defense Council, the Hungarian economic and national security aspects of the current conflict situation were discussed.

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Via MTI; Featured Image: Facebook / Israel Defense Forces

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