Iran threatens Israeli embassies

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The attack leveled a building adjacent to the Iranian embassy in Damascus, killing seven IRGC members including two generals, and at least one member of the Hezbollah terror group.
Iran claims the bombed building was a consular annex.
Israeli officials believe the country’s air defense systems will be able to handle the threat.
On Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces canceled all leave for active combat soldiers, though the IDF Home Front Command has issued no special instructions to the public.
A day earlier, the IDF said it was bolstering air defenses and calling up reservists, following an assessment.
Iran has reportedly also put its military forces on “full high alert” ahead of any expected strike.
Two Iranian officials quoted on Friday by The New York Times said Iran has made a decision to directly attack Israel, in a move aimed at creating deterrence.
Meanwhile, a US official said the United States was on high alert and preparing for a possible attack by Iran targeting Israeli or American assets in the region.

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Days after Tehran blamed Israel for the killing of seven members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in a strike on an Iranian consular building in Damascus, an adviser to Iran’s supreme leader appeared to threaten an attack on Israeli embassies on Sunday.

Yahya Rahim Safavi, senior advisor to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was cited by the ISNA news agency as saying, “The embassies of the Zionist regime are no longer safe,” and that Tehran saw confrontation with Israel as a “legitimate and legal right.”. “.

The news organization also released a picture that it says displays nine different kinds of Iranian missiles that are allegedly able to strike Israel.

Israel has “completed preparations for a response against any scenario that would develop against Iran,” according to Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, who declared on Sunday that his country is prepared to counter any attack by the Islamic Republic. “.

The statement was issued after Gallant conducted an evaluation with Maj., the head of the IDF’s Operations Directorate. Chief Gen. Oded Basiuk, and the chief of the Military Intelligence Directorate, Maj. Chief Gen. Aharon Haliva, at Defense Ministry, Kirya military headquarters, Tel Aviv.

In reaction to Israel’s purported killing of the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Syria, as well as the killing of six other IRGC officers in an airstrike on the Syrian capital last week, Iran has threatened to retaliate.

Seven IRGC members, including two generals, and at least one member of the terror group Hezbollah were killed in the attack, which destroyed a building next to the Iranian embassy in Damascus. Iran asserts that a consular annex was housed in the bombed building. A terror group designated by the US is the IRGC.

Iran has pledged retaliation, as has its Lebanese ally Hezbollah. Among the dead in the Damascus assault was Mohammad Reza Zahedi, the most senior commander of Iranian forces in Syria and Lebanon, who was allegedly in charge of the IRGC’s activities in those regions, as well as Iranian militias and relations with Hezbollah.

It is believed that the IDF is preparing for a variety of scenarios, including ballistic missile attacks directly from Iran, which Israel has never encountered, and missile and drone attacks by Iran-backed groups in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen — all of which have occurred in the midst of the ongoing Gaza conflict. Israeli officials are confident that the threat can be neutralized by the nation’s air defense systems.

The Israel Defense Forces canceled all active combat soldier leave on Thursday, but the public has not received any additional instructions from the IDF Home Front Command.

Day before yesterday, the IDF announced that, in response to an assessment, it was strengthening air defenses and mobilizing reservists.

In advance of any anticipated strike, Iran is said to have placed its armed forces on “full high alert.”.

Iran has decided to strike Israel directly in an effort to create deterrence, according to two Iranian officials cited by The New York Times on Friday.

In the meantime, a US official stated that the country was ready for a potential Iranian attack that would target US or Israeli interests in the area, and that it was on high alert.

The official confirmed a CNN report speculating that an attack may occur within the next week, saying, “We’re definitely at a high state of vigilance.”.

According to a senior administration official who talked to CNN, Washington and Jerusalem both think an Iranian response is “inevitable” and that the US is ready for a “significant” attack. “.

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