Biden: US Will Not Support Israeli Retaliation Against Iran

President Joe Biden urged U.S. ally Israel to stand down and simply accept the massive drone attack on its sovereign territory. Tehran launched an unprecedented strike using hundreds of suicide drones and even ballistic missiles.

The military action came in response to Israel’s attack on Iran’s Damascus embassy on April 1. Among those killed was a top Iranian general who was believed to have plotted the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist massacre of Israeli citizens.

Then came the disturbing news that Biden told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Washington will not support a counterattack by Tel Aviv. Axios reported there was a phone call between the two leaders during which the Democrat expressed the White House’s wishes.

According to a source, Biden told Netanyahu, “You got a win. Take the win.” The president’s Israeli counterpart told the U.S. president that he understood the administration’s hesitation.

In a statement after the call, the Democrat said he relayed to the prime minister that Israel “demonstrated a remarkable capacity to defend against and defeat even unprecedented attacks.”

It is apparent that the Biden White House does not want Israel to feel free to engage further with Iran.

According to multiple media reports, the Democrat emphasized that the U.S. will oppose any further strikes against Tehran and will not take part in such a military exercise.

Biden indicated he will converse with G7 leaders to reach an agreement on a diplomatic response to the Iranian attack.

A senior Israeli official confirmed that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin asked Israel’s military leaders Saturday to inform the Oval Office of any response against Iran.

Administration officials are increasingly concerned over the possibility of a widespread Middle East conflict. Iran on Saturday launched “more than 200 drones, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles,” according to IDF spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari.

He reported that most of the strikes were eliminated beyond Israeli airspace.

Israeli forces were joined by the U.S. and U.K. — and surprisingly Jordan — in intercepting the launches. Amman reacted strongly to Iranian weaponry crossing into its airspace by deploying fighter jets to take down the invaders.