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Most U.N. Security Council members condemn Iranian attack, urge 'restraint'

The U.N. Security Council met Sunday to discuss Iran's first direct military attack on Israel, its decades-long foe. A majority of the Security Council members, including the United States, condemned the attack, urging Middle Eastern leaders to avoid escalation of the six-month Israel-Gaza war. In its overnight attack, Iran sent more than 300 drones and missiles toward Israel but did not cause major damage or injuries because a U.S.-led coalition destroyed most of the projectiles.

Ambassadors for Iran, Syria, Russia and China criticized the support of the United States and other countries that helped shoot down the drones and missiles. The representatives also critiqued the Security Council for not condemning Israel's April 1 attack on an Iranian diplomatic compound, a strike that killed seven members of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and led to Tehran's retaliatory attack.

More than 99 percent of the missiles and drones were intercepted, Israel Defense Forces spokesman Daniel Hagari said. A few fell inside Israeli territory, seriously injuring a young girl and causing minor damage to a military base, he added.


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