President Ruto's statement after Iran's aerial attack on Israel

President William Ruto. [PCS, Standard]

Kenya has urged Israel to show utmost restraint towards Iran to avoid escalating the conflict beyond recovery.

This is after Iran launched an aerial attack on Israel in a bid to retaliate against an Israeli strike that killed several senior Iranian military commanders in Damascus on April 1.

In a statement on X, President William Ruto says the attack will only aggravate an already delicate situation in the Middle East.

“The attack represents a real and present threat to international peace and security, contravenes the Charter of the United Nations and should be condemned by all peace-loving countries,” said President Ruto.

An Iranian drone. [AFP]

He added; “In responding to this act of aggression, Kenya urges Israel to show utmost restraint taking into account the urgent need for all parties to walk away from the brink beyond which recovery will be enormously difficult.”

Israel Defense Forces spokesperson Daniel Hagari said Sunday that Iran launched more than 300 projectiles toward Israel, including launches from Yemen and Iraq, with 99% intercepted by Israeli air defences outside of Israeli airspace.