Tue. May 21st, 2024

    WASHINGTON — In a significant shift in American foreign policy, President Joe Biden has issued a stern warning to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, stating that the United States will not participate in a counter-offensive against Iran.

    This comes in response to a mass drone and missile attack on Israeli territory, according to officials familiar with the matter.

    The decision, which marks a departure from the traditionally close military cooperation between the U.S. and Israel, has sent shockwaves through diplomatic circles and raised questions about the future of the U.S.-Israel alliance.

    Netanyahu’s war cabinet, in contrast, has expressed a preference for a counter-offensive against Iran, highlighting a growing divide between the two allies.

    The Israeli government has yet to issue an official response to President Biden’s statement.

    The drone and missile attack, which targeted key infrastructure and caused no significant damage, has escalated tensions in the region.

    President Biden’s decision underscores his administration’s commitment to diplomatic solutions and its reluctance to engage in military action. It also reflects a broader strategy aimed at deescalating tensions in the Middle East.

    However, the move has drawn criticism from some quarters, with critics arguing that it sends a message of weakness and could embolden Iran and other adversaries.

    The Biden administration has not ruled out other forms of support for Israel, including intelligence sharing and defensive aid. However, the refusal to participate in a counter-offensive represents a clear line in the sand.

    As the situation continues to unfold, the world watches with bated breath. The decisions made in the coming days could shape the future of the Middle East for years to come.

    By balita.news

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