French President Emmanuel Macron called Thursday for “de-escalation” between Israel and Iran after the Israeli army claimed it struck Iranian targets in Syria following rocket fire it blamed on Tehran.
“He calls for a de-escalation”, the presidency said in a statement, adding that Macron would discuss the issue with Angela Merkel when he meets with the German chancellor in Aachen, western Germany, later in the day.
Dozens of rockets were fired on the occupied Golan Heights after midnight on Thursday, with IOF blaming Iran. Early on Thursday morning Israeli missiles hit what it said was Iranian targets in Syria’s Damascus.
Macron said in an interview with the German weekly Der Spiegel published on the weekend that the US withdrawal from the deal could open a “Pandora’s Box”, adding: “There could be a war.”