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Khamenei adviser: Israeli embassies no longer safe

Tehran threatens terror attacks.

A veiled woman holds a photo of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Nov. 4, 2022. Credit: saeediex/Shutterstock.
A veiled woman holds a photo of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Nov. 4, 2022. Credit: saeediex/Shutterstock.

Israeli embassies are no longer safe, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim News Agency quoted a senior adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as saying on Sunday.

Several Israeli embassies around the world have been temporarily closed, diplomats recalled and officials told not to come to consular buildings for fear of an Iranian attack. This was decided last Thursday in coordination with the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).

Last Monday, seven members of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including its leader in Syria and Lebanon, were killed in an attack in Damascus that targeted a building adjacent to the Iranian embassy.

Israel has not officially taken responsibility for the strike, but four officials told The New York Times that Jerusalem ordered the strike.

On Sunday, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Israel was ready for any scenario that may develop, with Jerusalem previously warning it would respond to any Iranian attack.

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