US backs Israel's right to self-defense



In a statement, Pentagon spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway said, "The US Department of Defense did not participate in this military operation."

"Israel is our closest security partner in the region and we fully support Israel’s inherent right to defend itself against threats to its territory and its people.

"We share the concerns of many throughout the region that Iran’s destabilizing activities that threaten international peace and security, and we seek greater international resolve in countering Iran’s malign activities."

Meanwhile, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, "The United States is deeply concerned about today's escalation of violence over Israel's border and strongly supports Israel's sovereign right to defend itself."

Source: Israel National News