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Leader of the foreign affairs and defense committee, Ine Eriksen Søreide (H), says it is unique that Iran attacks directly from Iranian territory. Photo: Javad Parsa / NTB

Of NTB | 14.04.2024 14:03:08

War and conflicts: The former foreign minister tells TV 2 that she fully supports the condemnation of Iran’s attack on Israel.

– It is a significant escalation at a time when the region badly needs de-escalation. Then it is unique that Iran attacks directly from Iranian territory, she says.

Søreide points out that Iran has otherwise tended to be more indirect by using Iranian-backed groups such as Hezbollah and the Houthis.

– This is what makes it dangerous now. It’s that they don’t have full control over these proxies. Even if Iran does not want further escalation, it may still result in these proxies reacting more or less on their own.

She points out that it is quite obvious that everyone must now ensure that they show as much restraint as possible.

– If not, this could escalate into a major war in the region, says Ine Eriksen Søreide.

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