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Why French planes protected Israel from Iranian drones: Macron explains

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr15,2024

Why French planes protected Israel from Iranian drones: Macron explains

France “will do everything to avoid fire and escalation” in the Middle East. French President Emmanuel Macron said this on the air of the French channel BFMTV, commenting on the participation of French aviation in repelling an Iranian airstrike on Israel.

According to him, during the Iranian attack, France was in constant coordination with Israel and Great Britain . Macron also confirmed that the French military took part in the interception of Iranian drones and missiles flying towards Israel.

“Since we are in Jordanian territory at the request of Jordan, we carried out an interception within the limits of security and defense this Saturday . (…) Jordanian airspace was violated by these launches. We raised our planes and we intercepted what we were supposed to intercept”, – said Macron.

For reference. Jordan – a state bordering Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. It was through Jordan that the shortest flight route of drones launched from the territory of Iran ran.

France created its air base in Jordan in 2015 to participate in a joint operation of Western countries against Islamic terrorists (primarily ISIS) within the Syrian civil war. war.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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