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Iran: ‘Tiniest invasion’ by Israel will prompt ‘harsh’ response

The threat comes as Israel’s War Cabinet is deciding on a “painful” retaliation to the Islamic Republic's massive April 14 drone and missile attack.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (right) meets with Palestinian terrorist leaders in Damascus, May 4, 2023. Source: Twitter.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (right) meets with Palestinian terrorist leaders in Damascus, May 4, 2023. Source: Twitter.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi warned on Wednesday that the “tiniest invasion” by Israel would precipitate a “massive and harsh” response, the Associated Press reported.

Iran’s massive April 14 drone and missile attack against Israel, dubbed “Honest Promise” by Tehran, “brought down the glory of the Zionist regime,” Raisi added, according to Agence France-Presse.

He was speaking at an annual military parade in Tehran.

The attack was celebrated in the Iranian capital with festive crowds gathering in Palestine Square, waving Palestinian flags and dancing.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei tweeted that, “The malicious Zionist regime will be punished.”

Raisi’s threat comes as Israel’s War Cabinet is in the process of deciding on a “painful” retaliation to the Islamic Republic’s , with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insisting on Tuesday that Jerusalem is determined to achieve victory over its enemies in “all sectors.”

Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday urged the international community to confront Iran.

“The whole world must work decisively and defiantly against the threat posed by the Iranian regime, which is seeking to undermine the stability of the entire region,” Herzog said after meeting the foreign ministers of Britain and Germany in Jerusalem.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday told Israeli War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz that the Biden administration wants to prevent any further escalation in the Middle East.

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