Britain’s foreign minister says he hopes Israel won’t hit Iran

Britain hopes Israel will not retaliate with a strike against an attack by Iran, British Foreign Secretary David Cameron told Sky News television.

“We hope there will be no retaliatory strike and instead the world’s attention should turn to Hamas. They are still holding hostages,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Russian Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya earlier called the urgent UN Security Council meeting on Iran’s retaliatory strike on Israel a parade of hypocrisy and double standards.

The diplomat also said that Russia urged the parties involved in the incident with the Iranian attack to exercise restraint.