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US Expects Missile Strike On Israel by Iran, Proxies


The United States along with allies believe that the Iranian government or its proxies would soon strike against military and government targets in Israel, Bloomberg reported.

The report added that Iran may launch high-precision missiles in the coming days and it is a matter of when and not if.

New reports surfaced yesterday saying that airspace over Tehran has been closed for military drills.

The Iranian government had threatened to hit Israel for attacking the consulate in Damascus last week that killed senior Iranian military officials. Tel Aviv has not acknowledged that it was behind that attack, as it normally does when it carries out attacks in Syria, Lebanon and elsewhere.

There are reports that Israel has told allies that it is waiting for the attack before launching ground operations in Rafah.

As of now, there is no clarity from where this attack will take place.

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Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, yesterday said that Israel “must be punished and it shall be” for attacking the Iranian embassy compound in Syria.

In a major escalation of Israel’s war with regional adversaries, suspected Israeli warplanes bombed Iran’s consulate in the Syrian capital on April 1 in a strike that Iran said killed seven military advisers.

“When they attack the consulate, it is as if they have attacked our soil,” Khamenei said in a speech marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. “The evil regime made a mistake and must be punished and it shall be,” he added.

Iran backs groups that have entered the fray across the region since Israel launched its invasion of Gaza following the October 7 attack on southern Israel by Hamas.

Some 33,360 Palestinians, mostly women and children have been killed in six months of Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel killed 1,200 people, according to Israeli tallies.

With inputs from Reuters