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Biden Warns Netanyahu US Will Not Back Israeli Counterattack on Iran

As Israel emerged largely unscathed from a blitz of Iranian drones and missiles, President Joe Biden warned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the U.S. position on an Israeli response.

Biden told Netanyahu in a Saturday phone call that the U.S. would not participate in and does not support an Israeli retaliation against the first-ever attack on Israel launched from Iranian soil, according to Axios.

“You got a win. Take the win,” Biden said, according to a source Axios identified only as a “senior White House official.”

The official said Netanyahu told Biden he understood the U.S. president’s position.

In summing up the attack, The New York Times reported that almost all of the more than 300 missiles and drones fired on Israel were intercepted meant damage was light, though Iran crossed a red line “by firing weapons from Iranian territory into Israeli territory.

“Had defenses not held, scores or hundreds could have been killed,” the Times reported.

Iran said its response ends its retaliation for the deaths of seven Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officers killed in an April attack on the Iranian Embassy in Damascus, Syria. Israel has not officially claimed responsibility for that attack, though it’s widely blamed.

“The matter can be deemed concluded,” the Iranian Mission to the United Nations said in a statement published on X on Saturday evening.

“However, should the Israeli regime make another mistake, Iran’s response will be considerably more severe. It is a conflict between Iran and the rogue Israeli regime, from which the U.S. MUST STAY AWAY!”

Israel’s Channel 12 TV said an Israel official it did not name said the country is planning a “significant response” to the attack, according to the Times of Israel.

Iran blustered a dare in Israel’s direction.

“If the Zionist regime (Israel) or its supporters demonstrate reckless behavior, they will receive a decisive and much stronger response,” Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi said, according to the Times of Israel.

The Israel Defense Forces said more than 99 percent of the weapons sent its way were downed, the Times of Israel reported.

IDF spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said an air force base in southern Israel sustained light damage.

Hagari said a young girl in the Negev region of Israel was injured when she was hit with shrapnel from an interception, according to the Times of Israel.

The coalition intercepting missiles and drones includes the United States, Israel, the United Kingdom and Jordan, according to The Washington Post.

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  • Dan says:

    I’m still struggling with how a terrorist group sponsoring state like iran is still on X, never got banned but, Trump had to wait until Musk bought it to get his account back. Meanwhile creepy Joe is too distracted by kids hair and ice cream to put a coherent sentence together.

  • MBeached says:

    This is good news! Now, Biden just has to keep his big mouth shut and not make any stupid comments. Biden, by not backing Israel on a counter strike, has placed the United States in a very good position. Now Israel is free to destroy Iran, including ALL OF THEIR NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES. Biden has stepped aside so now Israel can do all the counterattacking they want to do.

  • TD says:

    Biden should have never been president, all as this guy has done is kill hundreds of thousands of people, I would say if Biden had not cheated and it was Trump it would be hardly none, Biden has always been a stupid loser scumbag, People still want to go with the loser, They have to be stupid just like he is

  • Sadie says:

    Geez, this administration is a damn joke and the resident living in the White House Assisted Living and Dementia Wing is a disgrace as well as a flipping idiot!!!

  • Jack in the Box says:

    What did you expect Biden to do? He is in bed with Iran’s president, so he don’t dare attack Iran. No democrat have EVER stood up for Israel, just lying about giving them support!
    Biden is the errand boy of Obama and the deep state! Why do you think Biden escape all efforts of getting him charged with the crimes he and his son have committed? The swamp is very deep and the only one who have the guts to drain it is Trump!
    AS long as Obama is pulling the strings Israel is a sitting duck in the Middle East!

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