“Agreed to keep in touch”: Jaishankar conveys to his Israeli counterpart India’s concerns on the tensions with Iran.

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India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke with his Israeli colleague, Israel Katz, on Sunday amid escalating tensions between Iran and Israel. India expressed concern about the broader regional situation and the two promised to keep in touch.

“I just got done talking to Israel FM @Israel_katz. expressed our worry over the events of yesterday. talked about the broader geographical context. “Agreed to maintain communication,” EAM Jaishankar wrote on X.

The Islamic Republic of Iran launched a barrage of 300 attack drones and missiles towards the Jewish state on Saturday night in what was the country’s first direct attack on Israel. The attack caused air raid sirens to sound across the nation on Sunday morning as the military attempted to intercept the Iranian projectiles, according to the Times of Israel.

Prior to this

Jaishankar tweeted, “Talked to Iranian FM @Amirabdolahian this evening,” in a post on X. facilitated the release of 17 MSC Aries crew members who were Indian. spoke about the state of affairs in the area at the time.”

emphasised the significance of resuming diplomatic relations, being restrained, and preventing escalation. Consented to stay in contact,” he continued.

17 Indian people were on board the Israel-related cargo ship “MSC Aries” when it was captured by Iran on Saturday near the Strait of Hormuz, according to the sources.

It is known to us that Iran has taken control of the cargo ship ‘MSC Aries’. There are 17 Indian nationals on board, as far as we can tell,” the sources stated.

Through diplomatic lines, sources are in contact with Iranian authorities in both Tehran and Delhi.

“Here we are in

The Times of Israel, citing an Iranian news source, stated that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy apprehended the MSC ARIES container ship, which was connected to Israel, on Saturday afternoon close to the Strait of Hormuz.

The Times of Israel reports that the MSC Aries was last observed on Friday as it made her way off the coast of Dubai towards the Strait of Hormuz. As per the ship tracking website, Marine Traffic, the vessel is presently traversing the Persian Gulf.

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