US defense secretary asks Israeli counterpart to notify US ahead of any potential response to Iranian attack


US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has asked his Israeli counterpart, Minister Yoav Gallant, to notify the US ahead of any potential response to the Iranian attack, according to a US official.

The two spoke on Saturday evening, hours after Iran had launched its massive barrage of drones and missiles at Israel.

According to an Israeli readout of the call, Gallant briefed Austin about Israel’s defense operations so far and stressed that Israel is ready for any further attacks.

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