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Live blog update| Israel's war on Gaza

Top US congressman urges calm and restraint

US Congressman Adam Smith, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued a statement following Iran's retaliatory strikes on Israel, in which he urged for deescalation.

"I urge calm and restraint during this incredibly tense and challenging time," Smith said.

"We need to reduce the risk of further escalation and work to ensure that this conflict does not spread."