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  • Updated: April 14, 2024

Iran fires Israel with drone strikes, warns of stronger retaliation

Iran fires Israel with drone strikes, warns of stronger reta

Iran has issued a stern warning, stating that it will retaliate with greater force if Israel responds to the recent strikes.

These strikes, according to Tehran, were in response to an Israeli attack on its embassy complex in Damascus earlier this month.

Amir Saeid Iravani, Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, emphasized Iran's commitment to exercising its right of self-defense when necessary.

Should the Israeli regime commit any military aggression again, Iran's response will assuredly and decisively be stronger and more resolute,” Ambassador Iravani added.

Citing self-defense against repeated Israeli military aggressions, Iravani said the strikes were specifically in retaliation to an Israeli attack on April 1 against what Iran says were diplomatic facilities in Damascus.

Iran claims the attack violated international law and led to the death of seven Iranian military advisors, including key commanders from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The statement also criticizes the United Nations Security Council for “failing to uphold international peace,” allowing Israel to “breach” established international norms and “escalate” regional tensions.

Recall that Israel has carried out numerous strikes on Iran-backed targets in Syria, often targeting weapons shipments allegedly intended for Hezbollah, a powerful Iranian proxy in Lebanon. 

Israel has not claimed responsibility for the April 1 attack which destroyed an Iranian consulate building in the capital Damascus, including Mohammed Reza Zahedi, a top Revolutionary Guards commander.

However an Israel Defense Forces spokesman told CNN that their intelligence showed the building was not a consulate and was instead “a military building of Quds forces disguised as a civilian building.”

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