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According to sources close to US intelligence, Iran is preparing to attack Israel – Liberation

According to sources close to US intelligence, Iran is preparing to attack Israel – Liberation

Several media outlets in the United States confirmed this Wednesday, April 10, that Washington expects Tehran to launch “massive strikes” against Israel very soon. An attack that the Jewish state promises to “retaliate” if it happens.

From Washington, the threat is growing. According to the agency BloombergCiting “relatives” According to US intelligence, Iran or its allies a “The Great Attack” over Israel. The article mentions the possible strikes in the next few days: It will not happen again “When, but a question of knowing when” According to Bloomberg's anonymous source, the attack will take place.

Confirming these American fears, the media Axios revealed General Eric Guerrilla, head of US Central Command (CENTCOM), which is responsible for operations in the Middle East, is expected in Israel on Thursday, April 11. He will meet with local civil servants and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant in response to Iran's imminent strikes against Israeli targets with drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. Such an attack would be unprecedented.

Always step Axios, The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Qatar reportedly spoke by phone with their Iranian counterparts on tensions in the region and urged Tehran to act in a de-escalation direction. The call follows a direct request from the White House.

If Iran attacks, Israel will retaliate

Despite daily tensions and shootings with Lebanon, there has been no regional conflict between Israel and its neighbors since October 7. But since April 1, the fallout from an Israeli attack against the Iranian embassy in Damascus has raised the probability of an escalation. In this, 14 people were killed, including two military leaders of the Revolutionary Army.

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Tehran vowed immediate retaliation. “We will make him repent for this crime and others.”, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed his condolences to the victims' relatives in a press release. This Wednesday, he reiterated his vow to attack Israel: “When they attacked our embassy area, it was like they attacked our territory. This evil regime must be punished and it will be punished. Khamenei said in remarks broadcast on Iranian state television.

“This crime will not rest until the enemy is punished”For his part, Lebanon threatened Hezbollah with a “Revenge” the future. Israel has not publicly acknowledged being behind the attack, but responded to Iranian threats through the voice of Foreign Minister Israel Katz, confirmed in a post on X (formerly Twitter). “If Iran attacks from its border, Israel will retaliate and attack Iran.”

“Israeli government and military installations” in the viewfinder?

According to Bloomberg, faced with the hypothesis of an Iranian attack, “Israel's Western allies have been informed that Israeli government and military installations may be targeted, but not civilian installations.”. Foreign diplomats are said to be developing contingency plans to respond to the event. So will Israel “He indicated to his allies that he was waiting for this attack before launching a new ground offensive against Hamas in Rafah.”.

Speaking to reporters from the White House on Wednesday, Joe Biden said he took the threats seriously Published by Tehran “A significant attack on Israel.” He thus recalled that the United States would “All that is possible to preserve the security of Israel,” He assured Benjamin Netanyahu that the US commitment to this outcome would remain “Unyielding in the face of Iran's threats and its relays”.

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Updated at 12:10 am. Axios' revelations detail Minister Israel Katz's reaction and announcements from Joe Biden.