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London has authorized the deployment of additional aircraft to the Middle East in response to Iran's escalation.

London has authorized the deployment of additional aircraft to the Middle East in response to Iran's escalation.

The United Kingdom released images showing planes used to strike Houthi targets. © Reuters

The British government has approved the deployment of additional air force aircraft and resupply tanks to the Middle East in response to an escalation in the region following Iran's attack on Israel, British Defense Minister Grant Shabbs confirmed on Sunday.

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“I strongly condemn Iran's senseless airstrikes against Israel. “There is no benefit other than further undermining regional security,” the British minister pointed out in his message.

According to Shabbs, the British government “continues to work with Israel and its partners in the region”.

The minister maintains that “peace and stability are in everyone's interests” and urges Iran to “immediately stop all forms of disruptive behavior.”

“In response to the escalation in the region and in partnership with our allies, the Prime Minister (Rishi Sunak) and I have authorized the deployment of additional Air Force assets. “The RAF jets and refueling tanks will augment our ongoing 'Operation Shader' – operation against 'Daesh' and Iraq and Syria,” he explains.

The jets will also “intercept air strikes as needed within the range of our current missions,” the minister added.

Earlier, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned Iran's attack in the “strongest terms” and said in a statement issued by his office and official residence, Downing Street, that he would “continue to defend Israel's security”. and all its regional partners such as Jordan and Iraq. EFE