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Former Home Secretary Suella Braverman has issued a rallying name to the West to not “backslide” on assist for Israel after an enormous drone and missile assault by Iran.

Fears are mounting the astonishing, however largely ineffective, assault by the Iranians this weekend on the Jewish state might set off World War III.

And Ms Braverman took to social media to fervently name on the UK and others to maintain up their assist for the Israelis who’ve been dealing with down threats from a number of foes.

Ms Braverman wrote on X in response to a BBC report masking the drone and missile assault on Israel by Iran on Saturday, when 170 drones, greater than 30 cruise missiles and a minimum of 120 ballistic missiles have been launched.

She mentioned: “Many of us have urged for more robust defence of Israel because of the serious threats she faces: from Hamas, Iranian-backed Hezbollah and Ayatollahs in Tehran.”

The former Home Secretary added: “Last night must be the end of western backsliding on Israel and a reminder that we must never underestimate our enemies.”

By Sunday morning, Iranian army officers in Tehran mentioned the assault was over and Israel reopened its air area having intercepted together with its allies 99 p.c of the projectiles launched in the direction of its territory.

The assault by Iran was launched in response to a strike extensively blamed on Israel on an Iranian consular constructing in Syria earlier this month, which killed two Iranian generals.

RAF fighter jets have been a part of the forces scrambled to neutralise the assault from Iran, with warplanes deploying over Iraq and Syria, the place UK armed forces are already working as a part of the Operation Shader mission in opposition to the so-called Islamic State.

Leaders of the G7 have “unequivocally” condemned the unprecedented assault on Israel and warned that the danger of an “uncontrollable regional escalation” should be averted.

In a joint assertion following an pressing name on Sunday, nations together with the UK and US mentioned they “stand ready to take further measures now and in response to further destabilising initiatives”.

The assertion launched shortly after the talks this afternoon mentioned: “We, the leaders of the G7, unequivocally condemn in the strongest terms Iran’s direct and unprecedented attack against Israel.

“Iran fired a whole bunch of drones and missiles in the direction of Israel. Israel, with the assistance of its companions, defeated the assault. We specific our full solidarity and assist to Israel and its folks and reaffirm our dedication in the direction of its safety.

“With its actions, Iran has further stepped toward the destabilisation of the region and risks provoking an uncontrollable regional escalation. This must be avoided.”