Iran reportedly postpones retaliatory strike against “Israel”

MENA

Published: 2024-04-11 20:28

Last Updated: 2024-06-16 16:32


Iranians burn an “Israeli” flag during the annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day. (April 5, 2024) (Photo: AFP)
Iranians burn an “Israeli” flag during the annual Quds (Jerusalem) Day. (April 5, 2024) (Photo: AFP)

Iran has postponed a revenge strike against “Israel” which was planned in response to an airstrike that targeted the Iranian consular annex in Damascus, Syria which left seven revolutionary guards dead including senior general Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a commander in the Quds Force in Syria and Lebanon - as reported by Hebrew media.

The decision to postpone the strikes comes after the severe and explicit warnings of senior American officials in the Joe Biden administration delivered yesterday, Wednesday.

Earlier today, Mehr News Agency, a “semi-official” news agency of the Iranian government, stated that the country has suspended all air traffic over the capital Tehran starting from 12:00 AM Thursday to conduct “military drills” - according to a senior Iranian defense official cited by the agency.

The United States suspects that Iran may soon carry out missile strikes targeting military and government sites in the occupied territory, as reported by the American Bloomberg network.

Sources familiar with intelligence information stated to Bloomberg that Washington and its allies anticipate potential missile or drone attacks by Iran or its proxies on significant military and governmental installations in the occupied area.

One source expected that such attacks are perceived as inevitable based on intelligence assessments from both the US and the occupied territory, according to Bloomberg.

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