Iran Threatens Tel Aviv With “Weapons Not Used Before” Warning If Israel Retaliates

Israel will retaliate to Iran’s first-ever direct strike, according to Israeli military leader Herzi Halevi, who made the announcement on Monday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not yet given his approval. Iran then said that it would “respond in seconds” to an Israeli strike and that, if necessary, it would use “weapons never used before.”

Senior Iranian official Abolfazl Amoui said, “We are witnessing an intensity of communications today,” in an interview with Al Mayadeen. Any Israeli action will meet with resistance from us. We are prepared to use hitherto unseen weaponry. We urge the Zionists to behave sanely and prepare strategies for every eventuality.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, meanwhile, called a meeting of his war cabinet for a second time in less than a day to deliberate possible responses to Iran’s direct strike, according to news agency Reuters.

Though the strike has caused little damage and no casualties, it has raised concerns about conflict and raised fears that the violence resulting from the Gaza war is becoming worse. Over the weekend, US President Joe Biden informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nettany that the US would not be participating in an Israeli counteroffensive. The US had helped Israel repel the Iranian onslaught.

The Israeli military said that Iran had fired more than 300 missiles and drones. They continued by saying that virtually all of them were stopped before they could reach their objectives by Israeli troops working with support from the US, UK, France, and other countries.

Following an attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus that claimed the lives of 12 individuals, including two senior Iranian generals, Iran has been threatening vengeance. Tehran said that the strike was in retribution for “crimes committed by Israel.” Israel has neither formally acknowledged or disputed its participation in the attack as of yet. Experts claim that Iran saw the attack on the embassy as being on its own territory.

During Israel’s six-month conflict with Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, relations with Iran have been tense. After two terrorist organizations supported by Iran, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, launched a deadly cross-border attack on October 7 that killed 1,200 people in Israel and abducted 250 more, the war broke out. Over 33,000 people have died and extensive destruction has been inflicted by an Israeli onslaught in Gaza, local health experts report.

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