RAF shot down Iranian attack drones in defence of Israel against 'dangerous and unnecessary escalation'
RAF shot down Iranian attack drones in defence of Israel against ‘dangerous and unnecessary escalation’

Last night, Rishi Sunak, a government official, confirmed that the Royal Air Force (RAF) intercepted several Iranian attack drones. The action was taken to protect Israel from what was deemed a dangerous escalation.

The Prime Minister’s announcement disclosed that the UK had deployed additional aircraft to the region. These aircraft were already engaged in missions against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq. The RAF jets were authorized to neutralize any Iranian missiles or drones encountered during these missions, particularly in proximity to Syrian and Iraqi airspace, but not directly over Israel.

The deployment of British aircraft served to supplement American forces, allowing US planes to focus on defending Israel without compromising their ongoing operations in Iraq and Syria.

Sunak condemned Iran’s actions as a “dangerous and unnecessary escalation.” He characterized the attack as a threat to regional stability, emphasizing the potential consequences had it succeeded.

Describing the interception as part of an international effort, Sunak praised the cooperation that prevented significant harm. He underscored the importance of the coordinated response, highlighting its life-saving impact not only in Israel but also in neighboring countries like Jordan.