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Iran launches hundreds of missiles, drones against Israel

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Iran’s mission to the United Nations has released a statement on the attack against Israel, saying it was in response to Israel’s aggression against its diplomatic premises.

Iran had launched over 100 missile-laden drones towards Israel on Saturday.

“Iran’s military action was in response to the Zionist regime’s aggression against our diplomatic premises in Damascus,” Iran’s mission to the UN has said in a post on X.

“The matter can be deemed concluded. However, should the Israeli regime make another mistake, Iran’s response will be considerably more severe.

“The post goes on to say that the conflict is between Iran and Israel – and the US “must stay away”.

It pointed to Article 51 of the UN Charter pertaining to legitimate defence.

“Should the Israeli regime make another mistake, Iran’s response will be more severe,” it added.

“It is a conflict between Iran and the rogue Israeli regime, from which the U.S. MUST STAY AWAY.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has warned that whoever harms his country will in turn be harmed.

The prime minister said this in a statement on Saturday evening in reaction to Iran’s drone attacks towards Israel:

However, Netanyahu warned, “Our defensive systems are deployed; we are ready for any scenario, both defensively and offensively,” he said.

“The State of Israel is strong. The IDF is strong. The public is strong.

“We appreciate the US standing alongside Israel, as well as the support of Britain, France and many other countries.

“We have determined a clear principle: Whoever harms us, we will harm them. We will defend ourselves against any threat and will do so level-headedly and with determination.

“Citizens of Israel, I know that you also are level-headed. I call on you to follow the directives of IDF Home Front Command.

“Together we will stand and with God’s help – together we will overcome all of our enemies.

In the same vein, the British prime minister, Rishi Sunak has reacted to Iran’s attack on Isreal.

The UK said it is alongside its allies urgently working to stabilize the situation, adding that it does not want to see more bloodshed.

The PM, however, reiterated the United Kingdom’s continued support for Israel’s security.

On Saturday, Iran said it has fired multiple drone attacks against Israel in retaliation to the attack on its embassy in Syria and the killing of its top officials by the Israeli military.

Reacting to the attack on X, the Prime minister said, “I condemn in the strongest terms the Iranian regime’s reckless attack against Israel.

“Iran has once again demonstrated that it is intent on sowing chaos in its own backyard.

“The UK will continue to stand up for Israel’s security and that of all our regional partners, including Jordan and Iraq.

“Alongside our allies, we are urgently working to stabilise the situation and prevent further escalation. No one wants to see more bloodshed.

Also, US President, Joe Biden has announced that nearly all the Iranian drones and missiles fired towards Israel by Iran have been intercepted.

Biden added that he will convene a meeting of G7 leaders on Sunday over the attack launched against Israel by Iran.

Biden condemned the attack, saying in a statement from the White House that Iran was aided by its proxy forces in Yemen, Syria and Iraq.

“At my direction, to support the defence of Israel, the U.S. military moved aircraft and ballistic missile defence destroyers to the region over the course of the past week.

“Thanks to these deployments and the extraordinary skill of our servicemembers, we helped Israel take down nearly all of the incoming drones and missiles.

Biden says that he reaffirms America’s “ironclad” commitment to Israel in his call with Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I told him that Israel demonstrated a remarkable capacity to defend against and defeat even unprecedented attacks – sending a clear message to its foes that they cannot effectively threaten the security of Israel.”

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