Israel-Iran tensions at standstill after strike that drew warnings from international leaders

Tensions between Israel and Iran appear to be in a holding pattern after Israel conducted military strikes in Iran in retaliation to unprecedented strikes less than a week ago.

The military strikes by Israel were conducted in Iran, a U.S. official told CNN, but Israeli officials remained mum on the strikes overnight. The outlet also reports that another U.S. official said they had received a warning about the strike but that the United States did not endorse it.

Several countries have reiterated calls for a de-escalation of tensions between Israel and Iran, with United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak telling reporters on Friday that he believes “significant escalation is not in anyone’s interest.”

Iranian state media have said the country’s air defenses shot down three small drones over Isfahan, and there
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