Biden Tells Netanyahu US Won’t Support Israeli Counterattack on Iran: Reports

President Joe Biden has reportedly conveyed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States would not support any retaliatory action by Israel against Iran. This communication occurred following an Iranian attack involving a barrage of drones and missiles directed towards Israeli territory on Sunday.

During their conversation, Biden assured Netanyahu that the US would not engage in or endorse offensive operations against Iran. Instead, the focus would remain on joint defensive efforts, which reportedly contributed to thwarting the Iranian attack. Biden commended Israel on its successful defence and encouraged Netanyahu to view it as a victory.

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In an official statement, President Biden condemned the attacks launched by Iran and its proxies from various locations. He reiterated the US’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and highlighted the coordinated military support provided in response to the recent threat.

Biden also announced plans to convene with G7 leaders to coordinate a diplomatic response to Iran’s actions. Despite the robust defensive measures, concerns persist within the Biden administration regarding the potential escalation of conflict in the region.

Iran’s attack was purportedly in retaliation for an airstrike on its consulate in Damascus on April 1, which resulted in casualties among Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Syrian civilians. While Israel has not acknowledged responsibility for the airstrike, it has claimed interception of the majority of Iranian projectiles, with minimal damage reported in southern Israel.

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