Israel ‘not looking’ for escalation with Iran: US official

US President Joe Biden has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “think carefully” about retaliating for Iran’s attacks, and Israel is not seeking to escalate the situation, a US official said Sunday.

“The Israelis made clear to us they’re not looking for a significant escalation with Iran,” the official told reporters on a call, adding that Biden “made very clear to the prime minister last night that we do have to think carefully and strategically about the risks of escalation.”


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