Biden: Almost all missiles shot down – world leaders condemn attack and call for restraint

Biden has gathered his Cabinet in a meeting room after Iran launched a barrage of airstrikes against Israel.

US President Joe Biden condemns Iran’s attack on Israel and calls the G7 countries together to discuss a common response.

The US president condemned the attack and said in a White House statement that Iran was supported by its lackeys in Yemen, Syria and Iraq.

– Thanks to our army and the extraordinary skills of our officials, we helped Israel shoot down almost all drones and missiles, Biden said after a meeting with the US National Security Council.

Biden held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and reiterated the United States’ unwavering support for Israel.

– I told him that Israel has demonstrated a remarkable ability to defend itself against and repel unprecedented attacks. This was a clear message to the country’s enemies that they cannot threaten Israel’s security.

Biden also announced that Western allies and the G7 countries would respond diplomatically to the attack.

– We will meet G7 leaders to coordinate a joint diplomatic response to Iran’s reckless attack.

The Security Council meets

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres strongly condemns Iran’s major attack. Guterres called the attacks a serious escalation and called for an immediate end to hostilities.

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday evening, Finnish time. The meeting is taking place at Israel’s request.

China is deeply concerned and calls on all parties to show restraint.

Saudi Arabia is doing the same and advocates protecting the region and its people from any threat of war.

Chancellor Olaf Scholz condemns the attacks and says Germany stands with Israel.

– The attack that Iran launched today on Israeli territory is unjustified and extremely irresponsible, writes Scholz on X.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borell condemned the attack, calling it an unprecedented escalation.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called the attack reckless, while European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called it unacceptable.

Source: Reuters, CNN, BBC, Guardian


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