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🔴 Israel-Iran conflict live: Latest news on war in the Middle East

🔴 Israel-Iran conflict live: Latest news on war in the Middle East

Bose and Caputo met with the head of the CIA to discuss the escalation of conflict in the Middle East.

Director's meeting Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) with Chiefs of Staff, Nicholas Bosse and President of the Treasury Palace, Luis “Toto” CaputoIt lasted forty minutes

This was the third time Bosse had met with William Burns and the first time for Caputo, who had never been to CIA headquarters.

The CIA director explained Biden administration concerns over Bolivia deal with IranA Shiite regime that supports the terrorist organizations of Hamas, Hezbollah and Yemen's Houthis.

London Metropolitan Police officer apologizes after threatening Jewish activist

The police apologized after the footage was released Authorities threaten an anti-Semitic activist He was arrested near a pro-Palestinian rally and described as an “obvious Jew”.

Gideon Falter, executive director of the Campaign Against Antisemitism, was wearing a kippa hat when he was stopped from crossing the street near a demonstration in London.

Streets running through northern Israel on Lebanon border empty 'preparing for war'

Crossing streets Northern Israel bordering Lebanon They are empty. “It's very quiet, preparing for war,” said deputy security chief Ariel Frisch in the damaged residential town of Kiryat Shmona after the attack.

Since October 7, the area is under Bombing by Hezbollah terrorists And tens of thousands of people fled their homes following government evacuation orders.

Airlines are diverting and canceling flights in Iran

Israel's apparent attack on Iran prompted airlines to change flight routes, cancel flights and divert to other airports for security reasons.

Iran closed its airports in Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan after the attack and allowed flights from the western part of its airspace for hours after the attack, according to flight tracking website FlightRadar24.

Humanitarian aid ship prepares to break Gaza blockade

The UN chief has condemned “all retaliation” in the Middle East following Israel's attack on Iran.

Secretary General UN Antonio GutierrezIt “condemns any retaliatory action” in the Middle East, its spokesman insisted on Friday after explosions in central Iran.

“The Secretary-General reiterates that It is time to stop the dangerous cycle of revenge in the Middle EastStephane Dujarric said in a press release, while Guterres warned of the risk of a “wider regional conflict” on Thursday.

The G7 is pushing for a detente between Iran and Israel and threatening new sanctions on Tehran

A summit of G7 foreign ministers on the Italian island of Capri ended this Friday with a stark call for detente between Iran and Israel, but only with the threat of new sanctions on the ayatollah regime unless it contributes to the region. stabilization.

“We have condemned Iran's latest attack against Israel. The G7 supports Israel's defense, but we call on all parties to refrain from escalation,” host minister Antonio Tajani summed up at the closing press conference.

G7 ministers – Germany, Canada, US, France, Italy, Japan and UK – to Tehran “End their relationship” with the Palestinian militias of Hamas or the Lebanese Hezbollah.

“We demand that Iran and its affiliated groups cease their attacks. We hold the Iranian government accountable for its malign and destabilizing activities, and we are prepared to accept new sanctions or take other measures,” they warned.

The group reaffirmed its commitment to support an “immediate and sustainable” ceasefire in the Gaza Strip to free hostages held by Hamas Islamists after the October 7 attack.

Also, the representatives of the seven major industrialized powers regretted “all the losses to the public” and that they were “viewing with great concern. The civilian death toll in Gaza is unacceptableThousands of them are women, children and people in vulnerable situations.

Blinken says the U.S. has not engaged in offensive actions against Iran

US Secretary of State, Anthony BlinkenHe promised this Friday that his country “Not engaging in offensive activities“, at the conclusion of G7 foreign affairs on the Italian island of Capri, regarding the explosions recorded this morning in Iran.

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“We are not involved in any offensive activity. What can I say We are working to reduce the expansion. I don't want to say anything else, we are not involved,” he told a press conference after a meeting of ministers from the planet's richest democracies.

Blinken stressed that the G7 was working together “to end the Gaza conflict, provide more humanitarian aid and free the Hamas hostages,” according to the Margin.

He said they were “committed to Israel's security”, but stressed that the most important thing was “refraining from escalation and escalation”. We request all parties to control their actions“.

On this, he reiterated, “We are very clear that we cannot support an operation in Rafah.”

The UN is calling on Israel and Iran to “de-escalate” an “extremely dangerous” situation in the Middle East

The UN Human Rights Office asked Israel and Iran this Friday Efforts to reduce tensions at a “highly dangerous” time In the Middle East, after an alleged Israeli attack on Iranian soil.

“It is still difficult to get accurate information (about possible attacks), but we are urging the parties Steps should be taken to reduce the expansion situation,” office spokesman Jeremy Lawrence said at a news conference.

“Everything possible must be done to ensure that there is no further deterioration in a situation that is already very dangerous,” the official source said, adding that it has influence over the belligerents to other states.

Iranian army chief assures defense system of Israeli attack: “We have had no damage or casualties”

Iran's military chief, Major General Abdul Rahim Mousavi, denied any damage to Iran. (Photo: Courtesy IRNA).

Confusion surrounding Israel's alleged attack on Iran was in response to Iran's strike last Saturday, according to senior US officials quoted by US media.

Oil rallied and Asian stock markets tumbled after Israel's attack on Iran

Oil prices rose and Asian stock markets fell after news of Israel's attack on the Iranian province of Isfahan, which the Iranian regime now denies.

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The Nikkei, the Tokyo Stock Exchange's main index, fell 2.66% on Friday. Worst session in over three years. The Nikkei fell 1,011.35 points to 37,068.35, its lowest close since February 9. The selected index lost up to 3.5% during the session.

In the Hong Kong stock market, the losses were less significant (0.99% at the end), and in the Shanghai stock market they were more modest (0.29%).

Joe Biden administration officials confirmed the Israeli attack but said it was “limited.”

Officials from President Joe Biden's administration, quoted by ABC, confirmed that Israeli missiles hit Isfahan province, where one of Iran's nuclear facilities, Natanz, is located.

However, a military source told US network Fox The attack was “limited”.

Although other sources in the US administration have given assurances cnn An attack against Iranian nuclear facilities was not carried out, which – according to them – could provoke an escalation of aggression and a strong response from Iran.

He said NBC A senior U.S. official said the U.S. was not involved in an attack on Iran, and, Israel notified Washington before executing it.

US media say Israel launched the attack on Iran in retaliation for Saturday's attack

A US government spokesman confirmed to US media outlet ABC News that Israel had fired at least “one missile” at Iran, which had already hit some points in the country. However, details about where he fell are yet to be released.

Also, the spokesman noted that it was not yet possible to determine whether Israel had attacked Syria and Iraq.

The spokesman spoke later to the Iranian news agency distance The explosions were reported near the airport in the city of Isfahan, 406 kilometers south of Tehran.

Flights to Tehran, Isfahan and Shiraz were suspended after an explosion was reported in the city of Kahjawaristan, near Isfahan Airport and Hashidam Shigari Air Force Base.

The move comes in response to Iran's attack on Israel on April 13, when Persia launched an attack on Israeli territory with more than 300 missiles and drones.

According to Iranian media, explosions were reported in the city of Isfahan.  (Catch: France 24)

According to Iranian media, explosions were reported in the city of Isfahan. (Catch: France 24)