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Biden tells Israel’s Netanyahu US would not take part in attack against Iran: Reports

14 April 2024 21:15 (UTC+04:00)
Biden tells Israel’s Netanyahu US would not take part in attack against Iran: Reports

President Joe Biden has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States would not participate in any Israeli counteroffensive against Iran, according to reports on Sunday by CNN and the Wall Street Journal, Azernews reports, citing Alarabiya News.

Iran launched hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel on Saturday night in response to a suspected Israel attack on Iran’s Syria consulate on April 1.

Speaking with Netanyahu late on Saturday, Biden suggested further response was unnecessary, and senior US officials told their counterparts that the United States would not participate in an offensive response against Iran, CNN and the Wall Street Journal reported.

John Kirby, the White House’s top national security spokesperson, told ABC’s “This Week” program on Sunday that the United States will continue to help Israel defend itself, but does not want war with Iran.

“We don’t seek escalated tensions in the region. We don’t seek a wider conflict,” Kirby said.

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