Pope Francis calls for peace: To avoid a major war in the Middle East

Pope Francis called to avoid a major war in the Middle East, after the drones launched by Iran.

This April 14, Pope Francis called to avoid a major war conflict, to avoid “a spiral of violence with the risk of dragging the Middle East into a large-scale war” and called on the international community to help Israelis and Palestinians to live in “two neighboring states.”

 “I urgently call for a halt to all actions that could fuel a spiral of violence with the risk of dragging the Middle East into an even larger conflict. No one should threaten the existence of another,” said Pope Francis, who is following with “concern and also pain” the developments following Iran’s attack on Israel.

The Middle East is facing a moment of maximum tension after the attack on Israel by Iran, which launched more than 300 drones, missiles and ballistic missiles that left no casualties, but represents the first such attack from Iranian soil.

For this reason, Pope Francis called to avoid a major war in the Middle East.

 “Let all nations stand on the side of peace and help the Israelis and Palestinians to live in two states, side by side, in security, it is their deep and lawful desire and their right. Two neighboring states“, he assured after the recitation of the ‘Regina Coeli’, which replaces the Angelus during the Easter period.

From the window of the Apostolic Palace before the thousands of faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis also pleaded for “a rapid cease-fire in Gaza” and that “the ways of negotiation be pursued,” he said, repeating that last word: “negotiation.”


To avoid a major war in the Middle East

In addition, he urged “with determination to help the population precipitated in a humanitarian catastrophe and to quickly release the hostages kidnapped months ago. How much suffering, let us pray for peace,” he said.

Pope Francis called to avoid a major war in the Middle East, which is closer, although today there is a period of meetings.

“Enough with the war, enough with the attacks, enough with the violence, let there be dialogue and peace”, Francis asked, whose appeal was greeted with applause in the square.

For its part, the Italian Presidency of the G7 has convened this Sunday, April 14, a videoconference with the leaders of the seven richest democracies in the world to discuss the attack.

Meanwhile, in order to avoid a major war in the Middle East, the UN Security Council will hold an emergency session at Israel’s request.

All of this is because Iran strongly supports the liberation of the Palestinian people and is now one of Israel’s main enemies, but until 1979 the countries enjoyed good relations.

That year Mohammad Reza Pahleví, the last Shah of Persia (the title given to the monarchs of Iran), was overthrown in Iran.

Reza Pahleví had close ties with the United States, so friendship with Israel came as an accompaniment. However, after the fall of the Shah, a revolutionary Shiite Muslim regime was established against US imperialism and Israeli Zionism.

A key factor, which prevented thousands of casualties, was the Dome, also known as Iron Dome, a short-range air defense system deployed in various parts of the country to counter missile, rocket, artillery shell, drone and other aerial threats, such as this Saturday’s from Iran.

It has a range of approximately 70 km and has three core components that form a unit: the detection and tracking radar, the battle and weapons management control, and the missile launcher armed with 20 Tamir missiles.

It was designed by Rafael Advanced Defense System LTD, a private firm with close ties to the Israeli military that builds air, sea and land defense systems.

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