Israel's defense minister vowed to be ready to retaliate against Iran's attack

Israel's Defense Minister, Yoav Galant (Europe Press/Archive)

Minister of Israeli Defense, Yoav Galant, He vowed on Sunday that Israel had completed preparations to face “any scenario” against Iran, which has been threatening for days in retaliation for Israel's attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus (Syria).

Gallant said the above after the meeting held today with the leaders Israeli Directorate of Military OperationsOded Basiuk, and Chairman Directorate of Military IntelligenceAharon Haliva, according to the authorities' statement.

There is Israel Alert status Following the attack on the Iranian embassy on Monday, April 1 DamascusCapital SyriaAt least 19 people were killed, including Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a top commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

Iran, which celebrated Shahedi's funeral yesterday, insisted that the attack would not go “unpunished” and that there would be a response against Israel, which it accuses of being behind it.

Israeli press reports say Iranian officials are plotting Attacks with drones and cruise missiles against the Jewish state, but also against US targets in the region. Iran believes that White House He was “complicit” in the attack.

Crisis in Middle East worsens as new threats from Iran (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

Fears that the attack could reach Israeli territory have begun to creep into its citizens, who have stockpiled food supplies in recent days.

Worried that International community The conflict in Gaza, now six months old this Sunday, is moving beyond its borders, as tensions between Israel and some Arab states, whose relations have been more tense than ever in decades, have escalated. .

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A military adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Sunday Israeli Embassies “No Longer Safe”Tehran has suggested that it may attack the Jewish state's diplomatic headquarters in retaliation for the attack on its embassy. Damascus.

Iranian regime threatens to attack Israeli embassies (Office of Iran's Supreme Leader via AP)

“None of the Zionist regime's (Israeli) embassies are safe anymore”Yahya Rahim Safavi, Adviser on Military Affairs to the High Authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran, paid tribute to the soldiers killed in the attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

“It is Iran's legal and legitimate right to confront this brutal regime,” said Safavi, who served as Iran's commander-in-chief. Revolutionary Guard Between 1997 and 2007.

The military adviser thought so Israel “has violated all international laws” An attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus killed seven Revolutionary Guards and six Syrian civilians, which Tehran blamed on Tel Aviv.

Among those killed in the attack were Brigadier General Mohamed Reza Sahedi, the top commander of the Quds Force in Syria and Lebanon, and his deputy, Brigadier General Mohammad Hadi Haj Rahimi.

Thousands of Iranians surround a truck carrying the coffins of Revolutionary Guards killed in an airstrike blamed on Israel that destroyed the diplomatic compound of the Iranian embassy in Syria on Monday, during a funeral procession in Tehran, Iran, Friday, April 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Wahid Salemi)

Israeli media have indicated that Israel has closed embassies around the world, highlighting Safawi's “fear”. Tel Aviv.

Safavi joins a list of Iranian officials who have vowed revenge for Monday's attack on the Iranian embassy. “The evil regime will be punished by our brave men. With God's help we will make them repent of this crime and other similar crimes,” Khamenei warned after the attack.

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In response to calls for Iranian retaliation, Israeli officials have vowed that Israel is on “high alert” and prepared for “various scenarios.”

(with information from EFE)

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