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Biden seeks to avoid broad war in the Middle East after Iran’s attack on Israel

Biden seeks to avoid broad war in the Middle East after Iran’s attack on Israel

After the attack of Iran to IsraelThe president of United States, Joe Bidenseeks to avoid a broad war in the Middle East, according to John Kirby, spokesman for the United States National Security Council.

The spokesperson reminded Israel that it must “enjoy” the effective defense mounted against Iranian drones and missiles.

Every decision and discussion he’s had is designed to not let this escalate into a broad regional war, and that’s where his head is still at.“Kirby noted on Fox News in reference to Biden’s strategy.

In another interview this Sunday with ABC, Kirby noted that any response to Saturday night’s Iranian attack depends on Israeli forces and the sovereign state of said country. In addition, he once again emphasized that Biden does not want the United States to become further involved in the conflict.

Kirby added that the impact of the drones and missiles launched by Iran at Israel, in response to an airstrike in Syria that killed a top Iranian general, was “very slight” and that the air defenses demonstrated Israel’s ability to protect itself.

Later on the Meet the Press program, Kirby recommended Israel “enjoy” having demonstrated great defense capacity by stopping hundreds of drones and ballistic and cruise missiles and having done so with friends like the Americans and the Jordanians. “We do not want a broader war with Iran”, insisted the American spokesperson.

For its part, Joe Biden told the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahuduring a call on Saturday that the United States will not support an Israeli counterattack against Iran, according to local media.

The president was very clear with Prime Minister Netanyahu about the success they enjoyed last night and the impact that must be hadKirby added.

Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hosein Amir Abdolahian, once again warned the United States this Sunday that in the event that its military bases in the countries of the Middle East region are used to “defend and support” Israel, “inevitably” will attack those positions.

Israel intercepted missiles

According to the authorities of Israel, 99% of the missiles and drones sent by Iran were interceptedthanks to a combination of air defense systems.

Overnight from Saturday to Sunday, Iran launched more than 300 drones and missiles toward Israel, which was already dealing with airstrikes from Gaza and Lebanon. However, Israeli authorities reported that the damage was minimal.

Source: Gestion