Biden says US stands with Israel

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US President Joe Biden. (File photo: Jordan News)
WASHINGTON — US President Joe Biden said on Saturday that "This is not a moment for any party hostile to Israel to exploit these attacks," adding "The world is watching."اضافة اعلان

His remarks appear to have been pointing to Iran and Hezbollah.

He said the US was coordinating with regional leaders.

Biden said that "The United States stands with the people of Israel in the face of these terrorist assaults," adding that "Israel has the right to defend itself and its people. Full stop."

I personally am going to remain in close contact with Prime Minister Netanyahu as this situation continues to develop. And let there be no mistake: The United States stands with the State of Israel. Just as we have from the moment the United States became the first nation to recognize Israel 11 minutes after its founding, 75 years ago."

Biden made no mention of ongoing Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip or of the month-long provocations by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank and the recent incursions of Al-Aqsa Mosque and Ibrahimi Mosque.

Earlier, Netanyahu said Biden told him in a call that the US is in complete support of Israel's right to self-defense.

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