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Attack on Israel: Iran warns US to ‘stay away’ as forces shoot down Iranian drones

The Iran Permanent Mission to the United Nations has warned the United States of America to “stay away” as its attack on Israel was conducted as a “legitimate defence” in response to Israel’s attack on the Iranian embassy in Syria.

“Conducted on the strength of Article 51 of the UN Charter pertaining to legitimate defence, Iran’s military action was in response to the Zionist regime’s aggression against our diplomatic premises in Damascus. The matter can be deemed concluded. However, should the Israeli regime make another mistake, Iran’s response will be considerably more severe. It is a conflict between Iran and the rogue Israeli regime, from which the U.S. MUST STAY AWAY!” Iran’s permanent mission to the UN said in a statement.

Meanwhile, ABC News reported that a U.S. official has confirmed that the nation’s forces have shot down some of the Iranian drones headed towards Israel.

The report added that the U.S. has lots of capabilities in the region beyond what is in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

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Following the attack, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it had told Israeli residents in the occupied Golan Heights region to stay close to their safe rooms.

“In accordance with the situational assessment, residents of the northern Golan Heights, the area of Nevatim, Dimona, and Eilat are required to stay near protective spaces until further notice,” the IDF said in a statement.

“Upon the activation of sirens, it is required to enter into a protected space. If there is no protected space, it is required to find the most protected area possible. In any case, it is required to wait ten minutes, and no less,” the statement added.

Earlier, Israel said over 100 drones have been fired in Iran attack, in addition to more than 100 unmanned aerial vehicles launched from Iran, the Israel Defense Forces said in a press conference on Saturday.

“Dozens of Israeli Air Force jets are also airborne and a joint operational plan was devised with U.S. Central Command,” according to the IDF.

CONVERSEER reports that President Joe Biden in a press conference earlier said the U.S. will defend Israel against any attack.

Chris Thompson
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