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UN Security Council schedules emergency meeting on Iran at Israel's request

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-04-14 09:17
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UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations (UN) Security Council is set to meet Sunday in response to a request from Israel, UN said Saturday.

Israel has called on the council to condemn Iran's attack against Israel on Saturday and to designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, the sources noted.

The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. local time (2000 GMT), as announced by the UN Department of Global Communications late Saturday night.

Gilad Erdan, Israel's permanent representative to the United Nations, formally requested this emergency session in a letter to the president of the council on Saturday.

Denis Francis, president of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), expressed significant concern about the recent developments in the Middle East, including Iran's launch of drones and missiles against Israel.

"I strongly call upon all parties to exercise the utmost restraint to avoid further escalation of tension in the region. This is a moment that calls for wise and prudent judgement, in which the risks and extended risks are very carefully considered," the UNGA president said.

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