Biden's Firm Stance After Iran's Attack: "We Will Not Hesitate"

Written by Henrik Rothen

Apr.14 - 2024 10:22 AM CET

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In a decisive response to Iran's recent attack on Israel, President Joe Biden has unequivocally condemned the aggression and reaffirmed the United States' unwavering support for Israel. The attack, characterized by a barrage of drones and missiles, marks a significant escalation in regional tensions.

Strategic Defense Collaboration

President Biden, in a statement following his discussion with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, highlighted the collaborative efforts that led to the interception of almost all the attacking drones and missiles. "Iran—and its enablers operating from Yemen, Syria, and Iraq—have launched an unprecedented air attack on military facilities in Israel. I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms," Biden stated.

The U.S. has ramped up its military presence in the region, deploying anti-missile defense aircraft and destroyers to bolster Israel's defenses. This swift action demonstrates the strategic depth of the U.S.-Israel alliance and showcases their preparedness to counter severe threats.

Israel's Robust Defense Capabilities

Prime Minister Netanyahu, addressing the nation shortly after the attack, echoed the sentiments of resilience and readiness. "Together we stand to fight and together, with God's help, we will defeat our enemies," he declared. He assured the citizens of Israel of the nation's robust defensive posture, ready to handle both defensive and offensive scenarios.

Netanyahu also expressed gratitude for the international support received, notably from the U.S., the U.K., France, and other allies, underscoring a broad base of support for Israel in the face of threats.

Diplomatic Moves and Vigilance

Further extending the diplomatic front, President Biden mentioned scheduled talks with G7 leaders aimed at coordinating a united response to Iran's provocative actions. "And although we did not witness attacks on our forces and facilities today, we will remain vigilant in the face of any threats and will not hesitate to take any necessary actions to protect our people," Biden affirmed, highlighting the readiness to act decisively to safeguard interests.

This robust response from both the U.S. and Israel sends a clear message to their adversaries about their serious commitment to maintaining security and stability in the region.

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