Netanyahu tells ministers Israel will decide on Iran response itself

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will decide on its own how to respond to Iran’s weekend missile and drone attack.

Speaking at the start of his weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu mentions his talks with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and visiting UK and German foreign ministers, noting he has plans to speak to more leaders.

“They have all sorts of suggestions and advice, I appreciate it, but I want to make clear, we’ll make out decisions myself, and the tSate of Israel will do what it needs to defend itself,” he says, according to a statement from his office.

The comment, which appears to reject international pressure for Israel to avoid hitting Iran, echoes one Netanyahu’s office says he passed to UK Foreign Minister David Cameron and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.

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