Iran’s Intense Drone Assault on Israel: UN Security Council Convenes Amidst Heightened Tensions

Around 100 Iranian drones were launched towards Israel, possibly more, triggering heightened tensions in the region.

The UN Security Council has convened a meeting scheduled for later today to address the escalating situation.

Reports indicate blasts were heard in Jerusalem, underscoring the seriousness of the situation.

According to ABC News, a US official stated that Iran launched another wave of 70 missiles towards Israel, adding to the already intense barrage.

Iran’s assault included over 200 drones and missiles aimed at Israel, with the overwhelming majority intercepted before breaching Israeli airspace, according to estimates from Israeli sources.

Swiss International Airlines has suspended its service to Tel Aviv amidst the heightened security concerns.

Despite the intensity of the Iranian attack, estimates from Israeli sources suggest that the assault has likely ceased, though tensions remain high in the region.

An IRGC commander, speaking to Press TV, warned that if Israel launches another attack, it will face an even stronger response, heightening tensions in the region.

Al Mayadeen, citing Israeli media, reported the imminent arrival of approximately 80 drones within an hour, raising concerns about potential attacks.

Flights at Tehran Airport have been canceled until 8 am, indicating heightened security measures and potential threats in the region.

Al Mayadeen, citing Israeli media, clarified that the recent bombing on the Golan Heights originated from Syria, not Lebanon, providing insight into the source of recent hostilities.

Al Jazeera, citing Israeli Channel 12, reported ongoing efforts to intercept dozens of drones en route to Israel, highlighting the tense situation and the measures being taken to address it.

An anti-missile system in Ashkelon, Israel, engages as Iran launches drones and missiles towards Israel, as depicted in the photo by REUTERS/Amir Cohen on April 14, 2024.

Iran's Intense Drone Assault on Israel: UN Security Council Convenes Amidst Heightened Tensions
Photo by REUTERS/Amir Cohen on April 14, 2024.

According to sources familiar with the matter, President Biden has voiced private apprehension over Prime Minister Netanyahu’s perceived efforts to embroil Washington in a wider conflict.

A senior official from the US administration, speaking to NBC, disclosed that the United States is currently grappling with the potential escalation towards a direct confrontation between two nations.

Al Arabiya sources have reported that approximately 60 Iranian drones from the preceding wave are anticipated to reach their destination within the next thirty minutes.

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