Military Expert on Iran's Israel Attack

Military expert and former RAF Air Vice-Marshall Sean Bell says fears over World War 3 after Iran's attack on Israel, are likely overblown. He told Jeremy Kyle that Iran's response was more about reputation and Tehran did not want to start a war and risk the United States targeting their nuclear programme.

Leaders of the G7 have warned an “uncontrollable regional escalation” in the Middle East must be prevented amid simmering tensions after Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel.

In a joint statement following an urgent call on Sunday, countries including the UK and US said they “stand ready to take further measures now and in response to further destabilising initiatives”.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak earlier confirmed that British RAF jets shot down a number of Iranian drones after the country announced it had launched retaliatory action against its long-standing enemy.

The warplanes used to shoot down an unconfirmed number of Iranian drones were Typhoon FGR4s, twin-engine fighter jets with a 36ft (11m) wingspan armed with air-to-air missiles, precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground projectiles.

Typhoons can reach maximum speeds of 1,381mph – almost twice the speed of sound – and a single jet costs some £120m.

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