The moral suasion of the United States and Israel's main partners is holding back for the moment the reaction of Benjamin Netanyahu, who reserves the right to respond "at the right time" to the attack launched by Iran .

Biden warned: "We will not support a counteroffensive" against Tehran . And he invited Tel Aviv to consider the night "a victory" given that the Iranian attack was unsuccessful. Even the G7, after the "unanimous" condemnation of Iran's attack, called on "all parties to show restraint".

Gantz, the War Cabinet minister who met today to review the situation, said: " We will build a regional coalition against Iran and then we will exact a price in a way and at a time that suits us ."

«The issue - Iran has made known through its representation at the UN - can be considered closed as such. But if the Israeli regime makes another mistake, the response will be considerably harsher ."

Iran attacked Israel with hundreds of drones and missiles during the night between Saturday and Sunday . 99% were intercepted by Israeli air defenses although there are around 30 injured , the most serious being a 7 year old girl fighting between life and death in hospital. "A right to self-defense", this is how Tehran justified an unprecedented move, made in response to an Israeli raid in Damascus that killed a Pasdaran general.

Iran's ambassador to the United Nations, Saed Iravani, sent a letter to the presidency of the UN Security Council and to Secretary General Antonio Guterres stating that the attack against Israel "is part of Tehran's exercise of its right to self-defense, enshrined in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter , and in response to recurrent Israeli military aggression and in particular after the 1 April raid."

The tension is very high, as is the risk of escalation. Netanyahu's slowdown, in fact, is only temporary according to CNN. Israel, claims the US broadcaster, has already decided to respond , only the "scope" of the operation needs to be established.


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