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US not to help Ukraine shoot down kamikaze drones, as in Israel

US not to help Ukraine shoot down kamikaze drones, as in Israel John Kirby, spokesperson for the National Security Council of the US (photo: Getty Images)

The US does not intend to shoot down Iranian kamikaze drones, as they did with allies during Iran's attack on Israel. The wars in the Middle East and in Ukraine have different natures, states John Kirby, Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council.

In response to whether the US is prepared to shoot down Iranian kamikaze drones as they did during Iran's attack on Israel, he noted:

"I knew this question was coming too. Different conflicts. Different conflicts, different airspace, different threat pictures," Kirby said.

He also noted that from the very beginning of the conflict, the President (Joe Biden) made it clear that the US does not plan to engage in combat operations in Ukraine.

"We have been providing Ukraine with the tools that they need to help defend their airspace. And unfortunately, we cannot do that right now because we do not have the National Security Supplemental funding that they so desperately need," Kirby added.

Massive Iranian attack on Israel

On the night of April 14, Iran launched a massive attack on Israel using drones and missiles. Targets were launched from both Iranian territory and by Iranian regime proxies from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen.

Iran and its affiliated terrorist groups launched over 200 drones and approximately 150 missiles at Israeli territory. Almost all targets, except for a few ballistic missiles, were intercepted.

US military forces, supported by destroyers in the Middle East, shot down over 80 kamikaze drones and at least 6 ballistic missiles launched from Iran and Yemen.

Earlier on Monday, April 15, UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron stated that the country's military forces cannot shoot down drones over Ukraine as they did in Israel. According to him, this would provoke the risk of escalation and widescale war in Europe.

Additionally, the US announced its intention to continue assisting Israel in defense but does not seek war with Iran.