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Israel hails ‘success’ in blocking Iran’s unprecedent attack [Video]

Officials said that Israel and its allies have intercepted 99% of more than 300 drones and missiles launched toward its territory and sustained little damage.

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel on Sunday hailed its air defenses in the face of an unprecedented attack by Iran, saying the systems thwarted 99% of the more than 300 drones and missiles launched toward its territory. Regional tensions were high amid fears of an Israeli counter-strike that could fuel further escalation.

U.S. President Joe Biden said he would convene a meeting Sunday of the Group of Seven advanced democracies “to coordinate a united diplomatic response to Iran’s brazen attack.” The U.S. made clear it would not participate in any offensive action against Iran.

“We don’t seek a war with Iran. We’re not looking for escalation here,” White House national security spokesman John Kirby told NBC.

Iran launched the attack in response to a strike widely blamed on Israelthat hit an Iranian consular building in Syria …

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