Biden Tells Netanyahu He Won

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( – On Saturday, President Joe Biden reportedly told Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a phone communication that he would not be supporting the country in any retaliatory attack it takes against Iran following the missile and drone attack launched by Iran. 

On Saturday night Iran fired around 350 missiles and drones from its territory toward Israel, with the country’s government arguing that this was a retaliatory attack against the Jewish state for the April 1 killing of many IRGC officers in the country’s embassy in Syria by Israel. 

Israel along with its allies, including the United States, had managed to shoot down around 99 percent of the projectiles according to the IDF. The U.S. military forces alone had intercepted more than 100 airborne threats. 

According to a senior White House official. Biden had told Netanyahu that he should just “take the win.” Netanyahu had reportedly stated that he understood Biden’s statement about the United States not joining in an offensive military operation against Iran. 

 The White House released a statement in which the President condemned the attack, which also marked the first time that an Iranian territory had directly attacked Israel. Biden argued that at his direction, the United States military had worked to defend against the ballistic missiles and aircraft over the last week. He noted that because of these deployments and their servicemember’s skills, they had managed to take down close to all incoming missiles and drones. He added that he has spoken with Netanyahu to once again express the United States’ commitment to the security of Israel and noted that the country had shown an incredible capacity for defending against such attacks. 

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