Israel Strikes Iran, Defies Biden’s Call To Stand Down: Reports

Reports: Israel Strikes Iran, Defies Biden's Call To Stand Down

Israel has conducted airstrikes on a target in Iran, US officials say.

An official told ABC News that strikes hit a site in Iran, however it is unclear what target was hit or the extent of the damage.

Footage shared on social media appeared to show anti-aircraft fire striking over the city of Isfahan in central Iran, which hosts one of Iran’s nuclear facilities.

It comes in response to Iran launching a barrage of hundreds of drones and rockets at Israel on Saturday, which was largely thwarted by Israel and its international allies.

The Biden administration had stressed the need for de-escalation from Israel following Saturday’s strikes.

Further explosions have reportedly hit Iraq and Syria.