US NSA cancels trip to India due to instability in West Asia

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has postponed his travel to India this week because of tensions between Iran and Israel. On Tuesday, the War Cabinet of the Netanyahu administration convened for the third time to discuss how to respond appropriately to Tehran’s missile blitz and onslaught.

A US official statement claimed that Sullivan’s meeting with NSA Ajit Doval to assess the condition of US-India collaboration in vital technologies was rescheduled for the “next earliest possible date.”

Israel’s military chief of staff, Herzi Halevi, insisted that the first attack on Israeli territory “will be met with a response,” despite German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s arrival in Tel Aviv with the intention of talking the Israeli Government out of launching a retaliation strike on Iran.

Washington will not take part in an Israeli counterstrike, US President Joe Biden informed the Israeli prime minister.

Iran carried out the strike as payback for an assault on its Damascus embassy building on April 1. Jordan said that Israel was trying to “steal” attention away from its unrelenting attack on Gaza with its insistence on reprisal. Ayman Safadi, the country’s foreign minister, said on Tuesday that Netanyahu should be stopped from following this path by the world community.

Declaring that he was “leading a diplomatic attack,” Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz wrote to 32 nations, requesting that they impose restrictions on Iran’s missile development. According to US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, the US will continue to thwart Iran’s “malign and destabilizing activity” by cooperating with partners and imposing sanctions.

Iran, which has become more aggressive, said that it will react to any Israeli onslaught “in a matter of seconds, as Iran will not wait for another 12 days to respond.” Qatar, China, and Russia have supported Iran. China suggested Iran could “handle the situation well and spare the region further turmoil” in a meeting between its and Iran’s foreign ministers. In a phone conversation with his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi, Russian President Vladimir Putin urged moderation to prevent a regional conflict. Raisi also discussed the continuous suffering of Palestinians in Gaza with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar.

In the meanwhile, during a gunfight with the Hezbollah group in Lebanon, four Israeli troops sustained injuries on Lebanese soil.

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