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Statement from President Joe Biden on Iran’s attacks on Israel

President Joe Biden | White House
President Joe Biden | White House

The following statement has been issued on April 13th, 2024 by The White House:

“Earlier today, Iran-and its proxies operating out of Yemen, Syria and Iraq-launched an unprecedented air attack against military facilities in Israel. I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms.

At my direction, to support the defense of Israel, the U.S. military moved aircraft and ballistic missile defense 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.

I've just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu to reaffirm America's ironclad commitment to the security of Israel. 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.

Tomorrow, I will convene my fellow G7 leaders to coordinate a united diplomatic response to Iran's brazen attack. My team will engage with their counterparts across the region. And we will stay in close touch with Israel's leaders. And while we have not seen attacks on our forces or facilities today, we will remain vigilant to all threats and will not hesitate to take all necessary action to protect our people.”

Iran has launched more than 300 drones and missiles including ballistic missiles in a full scale military attack against Israel on April 13,

2024 Easter Time. IDF has claimed that 99% of all drones and missiles had been intercepted. US military forces in the region together with allies have helped to protect the sky over Israel. Although there have been no casualties, a 10-year-old girl was severely injured by shrapnel, and about 31 people were treated for anxiety or injuries they sustained while heading to a protected area when sirens sounded (per NBC News).

Sources: The White House, The Washington Post, NBC News


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