Trump, Netanyahu discuss ‘critical bilateral and regional issues’ after Iranian attacks

Trump, Netanyahu discuss 'critical bilateral and regional issues' after Iranian attacks

President Trump and PM Netanyahu discussed critical bilateral and regional issues in a call on Wednesday, following the elimination of arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani  and the Iranian retaliation across Iraq in a series of coordinated attacks on US forces.

“The two leaders discussed critical bilateral and regional issues,” the White House said in a statement.

There was no immediate confirmation or comment from Israel and no further details were given.

“We’re standing steadfast against those who seek our lives. We’re standing with determination and with force. Whoever tries to attack us will receive a crushing blow in return,” Netanyahu said earlier on Wednesday.

Later on Wednesday, three Katyusha rockets launched by Iranian-proxy terrorists exploded in the fortified Green Zone area of Baghdad, which houses foreign embassies, including the US Embassy, and Iraqi government buildings.

Local residents reported rocket sirens sounding throughout the area. No one was hurt in the attack.

Tuesday night, 15 ballistic missiles were fired from Iran across Iraq in a series of coordinated attacks on US forces in retaliation for the elimination of arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani.

Iran threatened that if there is retaliation for the two waves of attacks they launched, their third wave will destroy Dubai and Haifa.

“We warn all allied countries of the US that if attacks are launched from bases in their countries on Iran, they will be a target of military retaliation,” the IRGC terror group added in a statement.