Middle East in turmoil

The consequences of a widening conflict could be catastrophic

Letters to the Editor. Illustration: Paul Scott

Sir, – I am writing to express my deep concern over the recent actions of Israel, particularly in their unilateral decision to attack Iran despite calls from the G7 to exercise restraint (“Iran says no plan for immediate retaliation against Israel after blasts reported near Isfahan”, World, April 19th).

The arrogance displayed by Israel in disregarding international calls for peace is alarming and has the potential to escalate tensions in the already volatile Middle East region.

The world powers must immediately condemn this action and refuse to support Israel going forward.

The risk of all-out war resulting from Israel’s aggressive actions not only threatens the stability of the Middle East but also puts the entire world at risk. The consequences of such a conflict could be catastrophic and could have far-reaching implications for global security and stability.


Furthermore, the disproportionate response by Israel in Gaza, resulting in the tragic deaths of over 35,000 innocent civilians, including many children, is unacceptable. The loss of innocent lives, particularly children who have no involvement in the conflict, is a grave violation of human rights and must be condemned by the international community. The US must send a clear message.

It is imperative that Israel be held accountable for their actions and that diplomatic efforts be made to de-escalate tensions in the region. The international community, including the G7, must work together to promote peace and prevent further loss of innocent lives. – Yours, etc,



Co Dublin.

Sir, – Now that the G7 and EU have met and agreed additional draconian sanctions on Iran, will they also impose sanctions on the US proxies in the region, especially those who have regularly bombed its neighbours, possess nuclear weapons and refuse to sign any non-proliferation treaties? – Yours, etc,


Dublin 2.