SHAH ALAM, The government is holding a special meeting this evening following Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim said.

The meeting was scheduled to start at 6 pm.

He said the meeting, involving relevant ministers and ministry officials, will be held to formulate immediate measures that need to be taken.

This includes the repatriation of Malaysians in the affected countries, he added.

‘So, I will hold a special meeting this evening to discuss with several ministers and officials to formulate immediate steps in response to the situation.

‘The tension and conflict currently occurring between Iran and Israel stem from the Zionist Israeli regime’s attack on the Iranian Consulate (in Syria), which actually violates international law, and violations usually provoke responses,’ he said.

Anwar was speaking to newsmen after officiating the Fifth International Convention of Dr B.R. Ambedkar and the commemoration of the late Indian jurist, economist, social reformer and
political leader’s 133rd anniversary here today.

Foreign media today reported that Iran had launched a barrage of missiles and drones on Israel.

Meanwhile, the prime minister said the meeting will also discuss the necessity for international demands to guarantee settlement and peace in the Middle East conflict.

‘This is because what is happening there (Iran-Israel attack and conflict) will affect world security and economy,’ he said.

In another development, Anwar, when commenting on UMNO Youth chief Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh labelling a cabinet minister as ‘stupid’, said the statement was inappropriate within the context of the Unity Government.

‘I don’t entertain such statements. Not proper in our context of (the) Unity government. We should work together,’ he said.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency