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Iran sought to ‘graduate’ scale of damage during attack on Israel, EU’s Borrell says

According to diplomat, the EU stays in contact with Israel and Iran on this issue

MADRID, April 14. /TASS/. EU High Representative Josep Borrell believes that Iran wanted to "graduate" the degree of damage during its attack on Israel, considering that the information about the attack was known in advance.

The diplomat acknowledged that the EU knew that "Iran would respond" to the attack on the consulate in Syria’s Damascus.

"This means that Iran wanted to graduate the damage that it could inflict by its attack," Borrell noted in his interview with Spain’s RTVE. "We try to make sure that the reciprocal reaction of the sides does not cause and escalation, because, sometimes it so happens that no one wants a war, but it is being organized."

According to Borrell, the EU stays in contact with Israel and Iran on this issue. In particular, the top EU diplomat discussed the situation with the authorities in Tehran.

"Of course, if they see another attack, they will counterattack," he explained.

On the evening of April 13, Iran launched drones and missiles towards Israel, calling it a response to "numerous crimes," including the attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, attributed to Israel. The Iranian state media said that the strike targeted Israeli military facilities. The IDF claimed that it intercepted 99% from approximately 300 missiles moving towards Israel, adding that insignificant damage was caused to the Nevatim airbase. No killed or seriously injured Israelis were reported.