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The Estonia-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) issued a statement in which it unequivocally and in the strongest possible terms condemns the act of aggression against the State of Israel by Iran and the terrorist groups it supports.

On Sunday morning, Iran, together with its assistants operating from Yemen, Syria and Iraq, attacked the territory of the State of Israel with missiles and drones in an unprecedented manner. These attacks represent the most brutal violation of international law and the fundamental principles of the United Nations, threatening both regional security and the norm-based world order as a whole. Iran, with its aggressive policy that supports terrorism, has openly positioned itself as a main factor in regional instability and international terrorism.

We express our unequivocal support to the people and the government of Israel, and to our colleagues in the Knesset, wishing them strength and peace. We reiterate that the State of Israel has the full right and duty to defend itself against any attack. Both the terrorist group Hamas, and the regimes that support and assist it must get the punishment they deserve.

Iran’s act of aggression against the State of Israel must receive a united and swift response from the State of Israel and its allies. Iran’s irresponsible aggressive action, which is a part of wider aggressive pattern of behaviour by autocratic states, poses a direct and escalating threat to world security, endangers national sovereignty and global stability. We believe it is particularly important to impose a robust and massive sanctions regime against Iran’s missile and drone industry, replacing the sanctions regime that expired in October 2023, and to suspend and reverse Iran’s nuclear programme while it is still possible.

We also express our concern about the deepening allied relations and military cooperation between Iran and the Russian Federation in Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine. The same missiles and drones that today were used to attack Israel are being used every day against the towns and villages of Ukraine.

We believe that the only way to prevent autocratic threats and barbaric attacks in the future is a strong coordinated response by the democratic world against Iran, the terrorist groups it sponsors and its allies that commit aggression. The security of all democracies and the whole existing world order are in danger.

The Estonia-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group consists of Chairman Eerik-Niiles Kross and members Yoko Alender, Vadim Belobrovtsev, Meelis Kiili, Andrei Korobeinik, Lauri Laats, Jürgen Ligi, Riina Solman, Aivar Sõerd, Peeter Tali, Vilja Toomast and Kristo Enn Vaga.

For more information, please contact:

Eerik-Niiles Kross
Chairman of Estonia-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group
[email protected]

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