Biden reportedly advising Israel against retaliation after Iran attack

President Biden's administration is reportedly advising Israel that it may not have to retaliate against Iran thanks to its overwhelming success in intercepting the roughly 300 missiles and drones launched by Tehran on Saturday.

Biden's team says the successful interceptions were a major victory for Israel and sent a message to Iran and other regional adversaries, the New York Times reported Sunday.

Biden spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shortly after Iran's assault on Saturday, assuring him that Israel had the full support of the U.S. The administration will also convene a meeting with G7 leaders on Sunday.

"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, adding that U.S. forces had helped Israel intercept "nearly all" Iran's projectiles.

"While we have not seen attacks on our forces or facilities today, we will remain vigilant to all threats and will not hesitate to take all necessary action to protect our people," he continued.

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