Israel's war cabinet meeting ends without a decision on Iran attack response, an official says

# 14 April 2024 22:06 (UTC +04:00)

The hours-long war cabinet meeting ended Sunday night without a decision on how Israel will respond to Iran’s attack, an Israeli official said, APA reports citing CNN.

The cabinet is determined to respond – but has yet to decide on the timing and scope.

The official said the Israeli military has been tasked with coming up with additional options for a response.

Separately, a senior Biden administration official told reporters that an Israeli official told the United States that it's not looking to significantly escalate the showdown with Iran.

“I think Israel made clear to us they're not looking for a significant escalation with Iran. That's not what they're looking for. They're looking to protect themselves and defend themselves,” the senior administration official said.

Israel war cabinet minister Benny Gantz said earlier Sunday that Israel will “exact a price from Iran in a way and time that suits us.”