Israel-Iran Tensions LIVE: Iran Says Launched Drones, Missiles At Israel

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 Iran Says Launched Drones, Missiles At Israel

Israel-Iran Live: Israeli Channel 12 said missiles Iran had launched would likely strike sooner.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps said it launched dozens of drones and missiles at Israel on Saturday, an attack that may trigger a major escalation between the regional archenemies, with the U.S. pledging to back Israel.

Israel's military said the drones, which Iraqi security sources said were seen flying over the country from Iran, would take hours to reach their targets.

Israeli Channel 12 said missiles Iran had launched would likely strike sooner but that some missiles and drones had been shot down over Syria or Jordan.

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Lebanon Closes Airspace As Iran Strikes Israel

Lebanon closed its airspace and suspended air traffic late Saturday, after Iran launched a drone attack on Israel, the transport minister said.

"Lebanese airspace has been closed to all aircraft... temporarily and as a precaution", Ali Hamie posted on X, adding that the measure would be in effect from 2200 GMT on Saturday until 0400 GMT on Sunday.

Rishi Sunak Condemns "Reckless' Iran Strikes On Israel

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemned as "reckless" late Saturday Iran's drone and missile attack on Israel, adding that Britain would "continue to stand up for Israel's security".

"Alongside our allies, we are urgently working to stabilise the situation and prevent further escalation. No one wants to see more bloodshed," Sunak said in a statement.

Netanyahu Holds Israel War Cabinet Meeting: Prime Minister's Office

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's war cabinet is meeting in Tel Aviv, his office said Sunday, after Iran launched a drone attack on Israel.

"Netanyahu is convening the War Management Cabinet at this time, in Kirya in Tel Aviv," the prime minister's office said.

Iran Strikes "Severe And Dangerous Escalation": Israel

The Iranian drone attack under way against Israel marks a "severe and dangerous escalation," Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari said Sunday.

"We are closely monitoring Iranian killer drones that are en route to Israel sent by Iran. This is a severe and dangerous escalation," Rear Admiral Hagari said.