Iran could attack Israel in 48 hours, says report

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Following the alleged Israeli attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria, killing a top Iranian general, reports say that the top Iranian leadership is planning a retaliatory attack on Israel.

The attack comes as a response to the alleged Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria. (Image: Reuters)

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New Delhi,UPDATED: Apr 12, 2024 14:58 IST

Iran is likely to launch a direct attack on Israel within the next 48 hours and the Jewish nation is preparing for it, according to a report.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing a person who had been briefed by the Iranian leadership.

The person said that Iran was still weighing the political risks of a direct attack on Israel.

“The strike plans are in front of the Supreme Leader, and he is still weighing the political risk,” an adviser to Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, according to reports.

The latest escalation comes with Iran vowing to avenge the strike on its consulate in Damascus, Syria, that killed a top Iranian general and six other military officers.

Iran blamed Israel for the attack, while the Jewish state hasn't publicly acknowledged or denied its role in the attack.

Israeli warplanes attacked Iran's consulate in Damascus on April 1, killing the top Iranian military commanders and six officers.

The attack that demolished the Iranian consulate in Syria killed Mohammad Reza Zahedi of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps.

The strike in Damascus signified the escalation of Israel's targeting of Iranian military officials, who supported militant groups fighting against Israel.

Following the attack on its consulate, Iran vowed that it would respond to the Israeli attack but would avoid a major escalation of the Israel-Hamas war.

"Israel must be punished, and it shall be", said Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after the attack.

Tehran said that it would not act hastily, as it pressed demands including a Gaza truce.

Since Iranian-backed Hamas attacked southern Israel on October 7, resulting in an Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip, Israel ramped up airstrikes on Syria against Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia and Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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Sushim Mukul

Published On:

Apr 12, 2024

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