U.S. President Joe Biden, early on Sunday morning, for the first time, referred to the massive attack by Iran – which launched a barrage of more than 300 missiles and drones on Israel – and said that the United States military helped shoot down nearly all of the launches.

Early in the morning (Sunday), for the first time, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, referred to the unusual attack by Iran, which launched a barrage of more than 300 missiles and drones at Israel – and said that his country helped shoot down almost all of the launches.

“Earlier today, Iran and its proxies operating from Yemen, Syria, and Iraq launched an unprecedented air attack against military installations in Israel. I condemn these attacks in any form,” Biden said.


“At my direction, to support the defense of Israel, the U.S. military moved aircraft and ballistic missile defense destroyers to the region over the course of the past week,” Biden said in a statement.

“Thanks to these deployments and the extraordinary skill of our servicemembers, we helped Israel take down nearly all of the incoming drones and missiles.” The president said he would convene G7 leaders to coordinate a united diplomatic response.

Two Israeli officials told the New York Times that Iran launched 185 drones, 36 cruise missiles, and 110 surface-to-surface missiles as part of the unprecedented attack on Israel.

According to the sources, “most of the launches were carried out from Iranian territory, while a small portion of them came from Iraq and Yemen.” Besides the U.S., Britain and Jordan also helped Israel intercept the launches.

The president said he reiterated the ironclad U.S. support for Israel’s security in a call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “I told him that 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 in a statement released by the White House.