Iran’s Attacks On Israel

Prime Minister

Australia condemns Iran’s attacks on Israel this morning.

Iran has ignored our call, and those of many other countries, not to proceed with these reckless attacks.

Anyone who cares for the protection of innocent life must stand against these attacks.

This escalation is a grave threat to the security of Israel and the entire region. It risks greater instability and devastation across the Middle East. Australia continues to support regional security, including that of Israel.

Iran’s ongoing flouting of international law, its egregious human rights abuses and threat to international security is why this Government has imposed targeted financial sanctions and travel bans, including Magnitsky-style sanctions, on 85 individuals and 97 entities.

Australia will continue to work with the international community to increase pressure on Iran to cease its destabilising actions and to prevent the conflict from spreading.

Australians in the region should monitor local media for public safety updates and follow the advice of local authorities.

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