Biden advises Israel not to counterattack Iran

President Joe Biden and other national security leaders have told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to counterattack Iran, after Iran launched rockets into Israel Saturday. 

Biden told Netanyahu the United States would not support a counterattack, saying Israel’s defending itself from the rockets was enough. Israel intercepted over 99% of the rockets Iran launched. 

“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,” Biden said in a statement after speaking with Netanyahu.  

Biden framed the interceptions as a “win” over Iran already. 

“You got a win. Take the win,” Biden told Netanyahu, according to a White House senior official.

According to CNN, there will likely be pressure for retaliation to Iran from
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