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Last night, the US helped Israel shoot down drones and missiles – NRK Urix – Foreign news and documentaries

The Israeli army claims that Iran has launched more than 300 drones and missiles against targets in Israel. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard confirmed the attacks in state media.

A child is said to have been seriously injured in the attack. Israel says that 99% of the drones have been intercepted, according to Reuters.

At three o'clock on Sunday night, the Israeli occupation authorities reduced their invitation to their citizens to remain near shelter centers.

In a post on X, the Israeli Prime Minister wrote on Sunday morning that they had avoided and responded to attacks from Iran.

– Together we will prevail, writes Benjamin Netanyahu on X at 06:00 on Sunday morning.

Condemns the attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden held a phone conversation Sunday night about the Iranian attack on Israel.

– I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms, Biden says in one of his words statement After the conversation.

Moreover, Biden says he has assured Netanyahu of the United States' “unbreakable commitment” to Israel's security, and that he will bring together leaders of the G7 countries in hopes of developing a joint diplomatic response to Iran.

In a meeting: US President Joe Biden in a meeting with his national security team after Iran launched a drone and missile attack on Israel on Sunday night.

Photo: Agence France-Presse

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin urges Iran to stop escalating the situation, Reuters writes.

Austin says that the United States does not want war with Iran. At the same time, he says the United States will not hesitate to protect its forces and support Israel's defense.

He requests an urgent meeting

Israel requested that the UN Security Council hold an emergency meeting on Sunday. They want to condemn the Iranian attack on Israel and declare the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a war cabinet meeting in Kirya in Tel Aviv on the night of April 14, 2024.

Emergency meeting: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his war council on Saturday evening at the military headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Photo: Agence France-Presse

The Iranian attack constitutes a serious threat to global peace and security. I expect the Security Council to use all available means to take action against Iran, Israel's UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan wrote in X.

The meeting is expected to be held on Sunday evening.

They gathered in the streets

Thousands gathered in the Iranian capital, Tehran, to show their support after the attack, Agence France-Presse reported.

There they are said to have shouted “Death to Israel!” and “Death to the United States!” Shortly after the Revolutionary Guards announced that the attack was underway.

Others waved Iranian and Palestinian flags. Demonstrations also took place in Isfahan, the third largest city in Iran, and in Khorman in the south of the country.

Iran described Saturday night's attack as a “true promise” and said it was punishment for what it calls “Israel's crimes.”

– In response to a number of crimes committed by the Zionist regime, including the attack on our consulate, the Revolutionary Guards launched a number of missiles and drones at specific targets, the Revolutionary Guards reportedly said according to Iranian state television.

At the beginning of April, Israel reportedly killed a high-ranking Revolutionary Guard general and several other Iranians in an airstrike in the Syrian capital, Damascus.

According to Iran, Israel was behind the attack. Israel did not comment on the incident.

Israeli Army: More than 300 missiles and drones

On Saturday evening, Iran attacked Israel with hundreds of drones and missiles.

Anti-aircraft sirens were heard in a large number of places, including northern Israel, the south of the country, the northern occupied West Bank, and in the Dead Sea near the border with Jordan.

The Israeli military told Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Sunday morning that more than 300 missiles and drones had been sent.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard told state media that it had launched dozens of drones and missiles at “specific targets” in Israel.

This attack is the first large-scale attack on Israel by Iran, despite decades of hostility since the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979.

The attack comes “in response to the recent crimes of the Zionist regime,” according to a statement by the Revolutionary Guards carried by the German News Agency.




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