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Where these "leaders" during April 1st embassy attack? Also where are they, during ongoing genocide that killed 30 thousands people which include baby and children?

Real applause should go to Turkey, Kuwait, Jordan, and Qatar that try really hard not to escalate situation.

One country tried to make bloodbath by attacking other sovereign state's embassy and other countries play being adult.

https://thekashmiriyat.co.uk/turkey-joins-regional-allies-in-blocking-u-s-airspace-for-potential-iran-strikes/

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Exactly the excuse the US needs to build their military base on the Gaza strip and claim it as territory in the name of peace of course

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The attack Iran launched was obviously not a serious military operation specifically targeting anything but more like a passive response .

It could have been much much worse .

There's no need for Israel and the USA to escalate the situation any further

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What happened to Germany?

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Mr GoodmanToday 07:03 am JST

Exactly the excuse the US needs to build their military base on the Gaza strip and claim it as territory in the name of peace of course

Not everything is about the US, even though it is for you.

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sakurasukiToday 07:02 am JST

One country tried to make bloodbath by attacking other sovereign state's embassy and other countries play being adult.

Nope sorry, firing missiles is not adulting.

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Where these "leaders" during April 1st embassy attack? 

Where should they be when terrorists are taken out in a foreign country?

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I'm not sure about Meloni but one thing all the others share is being hugely unpopular in their respective countries.

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PS German Chancellor Scholz is traveling in China.

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At least it's good US has said publicly they wont publicly support an Israeli military response.

What US does behind the scenes ..... well....have to wait.

Israel has bombed Iran and assassinated many people, military , scientists etc.,

So...

Israel has no moral high ground in this.

One of the reasons for the establishment of the state of Israel was to ensure Euro/UK/western interests were secured in the Middle East.

Support for Israel from these groups shows that motivation still in play.

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Now is the time for Israel to lie down-it has been told by Biden not to respond.

Any move by Israel will escalate the situation and enflame the surrounding countries.

Time for Israel to listen!

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Where is the condemnation of the Israeli attacks on the Iranian embassy that caused this attack! The hypocrisy continues!

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Since months all governments are useless to stop a genocide done by Israel, killing thousands of people including kids without any kind of defense and place to go but for israel an action is done immediatly....

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Bumbling Biden's gifting previously frozen Iranian assets (money) to the extremist mullahs is fueling the Iranian & Hezbolla wackos who have for decades been threatening to annihilate Israel.

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This missile & drone attack on Israel by Iran was nothing more than a show to save face. They announced evrything in advace, almost saying "go ahead and shoot them down". They avoided mass casualties. Afterwards they claimed the issue was closed. After all, Israel did not attack Iranian forces, they took out a terrorist.

Iran knows it can not start a full scale war. Russia is in no position to help them, amd China is far more interested in Taking Taiwan. They also know that the US is not interested in another mideast war either and will do whatever it can to keep Israel from escalating it further.

This G7 meeting and announcement is also just a show.

But Iran's continued support of terrorist groups is a real issue which must be addressed by the whole world. The Houthi attacks on commercial shipping are victimizing everybody.

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Hypocrisy at full display.

Condemn Israel's the Genocide of the Palestinian People First then let talk about Iran.

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Nope sorry, firing missiles is not adulting.

Tell that to Israel, who have fired around 30,000 bombs at Gaza

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There's no need for Israel and the USA to escalate the situation any further

there really isnt

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This missile & drone attack on Israel by Iran was nothing more than a show to save face

It was part theatrics, they couldnt be seen to do nothing, but the strike also revealed everything Iran needs to know about Israels defences.

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Let the G7 have their toothless “We’re very, very mad at you” hoedown. Israel will do what IT needs to do to protect its citizens.

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At least Iran targeted Israel's Air base that attacked their Damascus consulate where 6 Iranians got killed plus several Syrians injured, Unlike Israel that targets Women, Children, Infants, Aid Workers, rescue missions, UN staff, even Olive Trees for Fu$$ sake.

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Outside of US influence, I struggle to comprehend the significance of the G7, at least in this instance to persuade Israel/Iran to cease-and-desist all out war

I would even suggest that privately US government has an agenda that is geo-politically opposed to its public statements.

US may not initially put boots on the ground , however will provide every weapon one could wave a stick at, the next generation logistical support, intel services, every thing except pulling the trigger.

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Israel will do what IT needs to do to protect its citizens.

So do everything possible to avoid a conflict with Iran

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The G7 is Nothing but a JOKE.

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Returning Iran's frozen assets " was an Obama era decision.

This was mediated in the World Court.

Follows a cancellation of US fighter sales to Iran...but US kept the money.

Interest added to the initial figure, again, as adjudicated by a World Court, and agreed to by both parties.

Trump restarted the "Iran...bad " theme to satisfy neo cons in America.

Obama era softening of sanctions saw an exponential growth in western tourism to Iran.

Now we are back at square one. "Iran bad " Sanctions reinstated.

West wants Israel, {population 10 million } to be the dominant power in the region.

Unsustainable in my view.

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“US may not initially put boots on the ground , however will provide every weapon one could wave a stick at”

Never forget: To date, this U.S. administration has gifted Iran $83 billion.

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Texas above...read my post.

Returning money US kept is not "gifting "

Lots of info on this online.

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Iran is a global pariah state, a Shia fundamentalist Islamic hell hole of hate.

It exports it's hate to every terrorist that is willing to bomb and maim innocent civilians of western democracies.

Iran is our enemy not our friend.

So where does that leave us, could Israel be the catalyst, that war in realty is unavoidable?

Is war the only means to bring any stable global political organisation devoted to peace.

Is it not a reality to admit peaceful diplomacy has it's limitations?

The danger is not necessarily confrontation Israel/Iran. More an acceptance that a future devastating global war will become a reality.

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Iran is a global pariah state, a Shia fundamentalist Islamic hell hole of hate.

It exports it's hate to every terrorist that is willing to bomb and maim innocent civilians of western democracies.

the Iranian leadership has to go, but your comments about their supposed crimes could just as easily be applied to the US' actions in countless countries across the world. Who has caused more destruction and bloodshed across the world in the past century? Who has fuelled the most wars, and created the most "terrorists"? It isnt Iran.

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Israel receives $3.8bn of military aid a year from the US. That's all the support they need from the U.S. The US will never stop funding Israel no matter how it decides to strike Iran.

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ChabbawangaToday 09:27 am JST

Who has fuelled the most wars, and created the most "terrorists"? It isnt Iran.

Only because Iran hasn't been around that long. This entire conflagration is the responsibility of Iran. Otherwise Hamas would still be struggling to manufacture rifles out of tin cans.

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Token support for Israel. The world paying lip service to the genocide terrorist enclave.

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Anyone here ever been to Iran ?

Nope...didnt think so.

Why the animus ?

Indoctrination probably.

Read "The Plot to attack Iran " by Kovalik.

Really...why all the hate on Iran...one of the world''s oldest civilisations.

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Only because Iran hasn't been around that long. 

What? Iran is one of, if not the oldest country in the world.

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GuruMickToday 09:42 am JST

Really...why all the hate on Iran..

They are still fighting a 45 year old revolution. How does one negotiate with that?

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I bet the first comment was "Biden you are on mute"

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Israel blames Iran for October 7th, and now they have an excuse to attack.

They’ll hit back . . . Hard.

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G7 makes problems in purpose in order to pretend to be a problem solvers....

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Chabbawanga,

My comments are inflammatory, they are not directed at the people of Iran, only at the government, Islamic Republic of Iran.

I have had the honour and pleasure of assisting Iranian exchange students adjusting to life in the UK for short stays, Ok this was some time ago.

The only reason was because I, a female, my main responsibilities were towards the Islamic sensibilities of the segregation of male and female students. I had to cover my head and not address the males unless spoken too.

One take away from these visits, was the utter distaste, I would contend revulsion, repugnance, repulsion for western style freedom of expression, of speech, of decadence.

The loss of life in Israel war in Gaza is unforgivable.

Lets be straight forward about what the future could hold, it could be very ugly, also unavoidable.

Iran religious extremism has/shows no compromise.

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"They {Iran } are still fighting a 45 year old revolution "

Whatever that means.

I'll bet ""Taiwan is not China " isnt even as old as that.

Iran is it's own country...been around for thousands of years .

Doesnt lick the US boot....that makes it "bad " in some eyes.

Really, can we put some hate on countries that deserve it.?

I'm thinking say, Costa Rica, Vanuatu, New Zealand...little upstarts running their own race.

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What happened to Germany?

My feelings exactly.

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GuruMickToday 10:37 am JST

"They {Iran } are still fighting a 45 year old revolution "

Whatever that means.

You don't understand that Iran is in eternal state of war?

I'll bet ""Taiwan is not China " isnt even as old as that.

I'm not, and isn't that shameful that Iran can't move on?

Iran is it's own country...been around for thousands of years .

It hasn't been an islamic theocracy for thousands of years.

Doesnt lick the US boot....that makes it "bad " in some eyes.

No, floods the ME with terrorists makes it bad is all reasonable eyes.

Really, can we put some hate on countries that deserve it.?

I also hate Russia and China.

I'm thinking say, Costa Rica, Vanuatu, New Zealand...little upstarts running their own race.

Those countries aren't waging one sided wars with the West.

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This is Not Hidden. Does not everyone in this forum See that this Allowance of Israel to kill Innocent People and bomb-bomb-bomb is an evil sickness and a demonic crime?

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Who has caused more destruction and bloodshed across the world in the past century?

The Arabs.

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zibala

Who has caused more destruction and bloodshed across the world in the past century?

> The Arabs.

The Arabs did not start WW1 and WW2 which killed more than 100 million people.

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With Israel under attack from all sides and much of it being sponsored by the terrorist state, Iran. It is completely just for them to launch a counter attack against the Islamic state. They will simply being starting a conflict that the US will relish finishing off for them.

Israel is going hard and they are being brutal - no doubt. But given the constant attacks they suffer who can honestly blame them?

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I like how Macron's playing Tetris on his smartphone during the online meeting.

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Only because Iran hasn't been around that long.

Omg your world history is aweful !

How old is Iran ? Lmfao

Exactly the excuse the US needs to build their military base on the Gaza strip and claim it as territory in the name of peace of course

Not everything is about the US, even though it is for you.

Well excuse me for reading the article before commenting

Are you aware the USA is part of the article and in fact played a major part in the defense of Israel

Most Americans think everything is all about them - hence your always so sensitive lol

Furthermore what's wrong with USA having a military base on the GAZA strip

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No hate from me for The mightly nation of Iran. Israel better get it head between it knees and kiss it rear end good bye and good riddance. Then we can have peace in the Middle East.

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This reckless move by Iran will definitely lead to the prophesied war in Ezekiel 38-39 when Russia will lead a coalition of nations to invade Israel for a spoil. Unlike now, there will no help and Israel will be all alone. But God will supernaturally defend Israel and this invading force will be destroyed on the mountains of Israel with only a sixth part left to lick their wounds. The BRICS group of nations will be dissolve and coalesce with the New World Order of the West. This one world govt of the future will be tyrannically ruled by the final Antichrist. The Christians and minor children will have been raptured then. We are at the cusps of the final days of men before the millennial reign of Yeshua Hamasiach. Maranatha

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No hate from me for The mightly nation of Iran. Israel better get it head between it knees and kiss it rear end good bye and good riddance. Then we can have peace in the Middle East.

Well said!

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EU behaviour is absolutely disgusting. They allow genocide and slaughtering of children but they are condemning a passive defence of Iran against it’s embassy. Humanity is dead. Purely, religious based action approving killing people who don’t believe in Christianity or old Christianity.

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All this hate for the terrorist enclave. On 07/10 no hate but plenty of support. Today nothing but hate for Israel and Israel are ones get bomb. LOL . 07/10 will be made holiday in the Middle East for years to come. Hoo Hah Hezbollah, Hoo Hah Hamas.

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Kishida says 'hi'. The responsible response to all of this is to call for a cease fire and immediate implementation of the Two State Solution per UN resolutions.

EU behaviour is absolutely disgusting

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JohnToday 01:08 pm JST

EU behaviour is absolutely disgusting. They allow genocide and slaughtering of children but they are condemning a passive defence of Iran against it’s embassy

Firing missiles is not passive defense.

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When one country aspires to annihilate another country this is a problem for the world. In the holy land there are two nations. Any ambition to uproot or exterminate one of these two nations is madness.

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In the holy land there are two nations

Calling any land ‘holy’ contributes to the problem. Distorts rational thinking.

Part of the reason for the mess.

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The unconfirmed report, saying that the Iran's attack on Israel was within the (implicitly) agreed extent, is already spreading. Judging from the damage caused, one injured person by more than 300 drones/missiles, this report may not be mere speculation. Then, G7 should more forcefully call for Israel's restraints to avoid further escalation.

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"Returning Iran's frozen assets " was an Obama era decision. "

No kidding... And his bumbling #2 is still doing his bidding.

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Israel's direct costs in interceptors, jet fuel and other materials expended exceed $1.3 billion. This doesn't include whatever the US and others employed.

This will massively increase the pressure on already scare stocks of gear that Kyiv wants.

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During his presidency, Donald Trump's sanctions had reduced Iran's oil export to less than 400,000 barrels a day. Once Biden lifted those sanction, Iran's oil exports jumped to over 2.8 million barrels a day. 2.4 million times $70 a barrel or $168 million a day or $61 billion a year. That comes out to nearly $200 billion in additional terrorist funding over the past 3 years. Biden’s legacy will be he funds wars.

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Texas A&M AggieToday 04:47 pm JST

Trump lifted the global sanctions on Iran by failing to execute the snapback provisions in the JCPOA. The increased oil exports are a result of Trump.

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TaiwanisNotChina,

Nope. The sanctions imposed were an offshoot of the Abraham Accords brokered by the Trump administration and the Arab nations that signed it.

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Texas A&M AggieToday 05:04 pm JST

TaiwanisNotChina,

Nope. The sanctions imposed were an offshoot of the Abraham Accords brokered by the Trump administration and the Arab nations that signed it.

Unlikely but even if that were the case, the biggest effects come from outside the gulf Arab states.

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The Arabs did not start WW1 and WW2 which killed more than 100 million people.

You're talking about the wrong century.

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The 21st century is only in its 24th year. It is too short to make a historical comment. But since 2000 the US has caused more wars than Arabs like you suggested.

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zibala

Who has caused more destruction and bloodshed across the world in the past century?

> The Arabs.

The past century would be the 20th one. The century is 100 years.

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The holy Land ... defined as a quote **a**rea roughly located between the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern bank of the Jordan River, yet also "where the events of the Bible happened"

However a place, a pilgrimage if you will for Christianity, Islam, Judaism.

Here's where anarchy begins.

Politics, diplomacy demands resolution.

The harsh reality of religious belief is soul deep, unrelenting, and does do compromise on any level.

It is for many heaven equally, subsequently hell on earth

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Sorry fingers and thumbs does not do compromise on any level.

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The harsh reality of religious belief is soul deep, unrelenting, and does [not] compromise on any level.

Perhaps for some, but I'm not sure it is religion alone that causes this mess. If all those religious followers had some wealth or at least the prospect of a better life for themselves or their families, would they conduct violent actions? Is it the believers that are the problem or those willing to follow the believers because they have few options for a better life? Whatever, it's an ugly mess. And I'm still waiting for a leader of a wealthy state to declare that religious belief is nonsense and the way forward is to improve hope and opportunities for the poor.

(We may meet up in Hell one day. :-) )

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G7 leaders condemn Iran

Yeah, the MSM must keep doing what they think is somehow important. Writing like this just confirms they’re no better than Goebbels. The G7 are irrelevant and hypocrites. Print that and see what happens.

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