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Biden Refuses US Involvement in Israeli Counter-Offensive Against Iran

Following a significant missile and drone strike on Israeli territory, President Biden has warned Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu that the United States will not participate in any possible Israeli counter-attack against Iran.

Biden portrayed Israel’s successful interception of Iranian attacks as a significant win, implying that no further Israeli response was necessary. 

He highlighted Israel’s military superiority and emphasized the minimal damage within the country, depicting the intercepted attacks as a demonstration of its defensive capabilities.

While the Biden administration assured Israel of its support and defense, it made it clear that any counter-offensive against Iran would exclude U.S. participation. 

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has reportedly requested prior notification from Israel regarding any potential response to the Iranian attack.

During discussions with other global leaders, President Biden convened with the G7 leaders to explore diplomatic responses aimed at reducing the risk of further escalation. 

Emphasis was placed on non-military actions to curb the prospects of a broader regional war, with the G7 condemning Iran’s attack on Israel in the strongest terms. 

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres echoed calls for restraint and de-escalation, emphasizing the urgent need to defuse tensions in the Middle East. 

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Meanwhile, Deputy U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Robert Wood underscored the U.S. commitment to holding Iran accountable for any further actions against Israel or the United States.

Despite the measured response from the Biden administration, Israeli officials are considering their next steps in response to Iran’s aggression. 

While there is a consensus within Netanyahu’s war cabinet in favor of retaliation, there is internal debate regarding the timing and scale of such action. 

The Israeli government is also exploring the possibility of forming a strategic alliance with regional partners to address the threat posed by Iran.

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In the aftermath of Iran’s attack on Israel, there is a delicate balance between the desire for retaliation and the imperative to avoid further escalation. 

While Israel remains on high alert, efforts are underway to assess the situation and formulate a strategic response. 

The international community continues to monitor developments closely, with a focus on diplomatic initiatives to stabilize the region and prevent a full-scale conflict.

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