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Tensions between Iran and Israel increase

The threats from Iran, which until now hovered over Israel, are becoming real. Saturday April 13, Téh&eac;ran congratulated himselfé of having seized a container ship "li&eac;" à Israel, near the Strait of Hormuz. The Jewish State calls on the European Union to condemn Iran's actions.

Fears of an escalation of tensions in the Middle East are confirmed this Saturday, April 13. On Thursday, Iran threatened to attack Israel in retaliation for a deadly strike carried out by Iran. #39;Jewish state, at the beginning of April, against the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria. The attack left sixteen people dead, including seven members of the Revolutionary Guard Corps. This morning, through its spokesperson Daniel Hagari, the Israeli army warned Iran, promising that the country "will suffer the consequences& ;eacute;sequences of his choice to further aggravate the situation, reports BFMTV. "We have strengthenedé our preparation to protect Israel from further Iranian aggression. We are also ready to take action. “react,” he added.

"Total panic"

Nevertheless, the declaration did not stop the Tehran, which announced this Saturday that it had seized a container ship "linkedé" à Israel near the Strait of Hormuz, in the Red Sea. According to the shipowner MSC, twenty-five crew members are present at the site. edge. 

One of Ayatollah Ali Khammenei's advisors, Yahya Rahim Safavi, welcomed the move. of "total panic" which has seized Israel in recent days, putting a halt to military operations in Palestine, which has benefited from Iran's support since the beginning of the conflict. “The Zionists have been in total panic and alert for a week,” Yahya Rahim Safavi, who specifies that they stopped the military attack on Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip. 

Israel calls on the European Union to condemn the actions of Iran. On Friday, France invited its nationals à "abstain'imperatively" to travel to Iran, Israel, Lebanon and Palestine. Paris also asked the "return of the families of diplomatic agents from Téhéran", indicates Le Monde, adding that the company has& German airline Lufthansa extends the suspension of its flights to and from Tehran, due to these tensions. The United States, which had "warned Iran" and affirmed their "unwavering"support; à Israel, have sent the general of the American army in charge of of the Middle East, Michael Erik Kurilla, à Tel Aviv, to discuss “security threats in the region” with the country's military leaders.

Requests for de-escalation

According to the media Axios, the head of the United States Central Command (Centcom) in charge of operations in the Middle East, General Erik Kurilla , travels, Thursday, April 11, to Israel to take stock of the situation with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and define the situation. answer à a possible offensive by Iran against Israel. Faced with an attack that would be unprecedented, demands for de-escalation& nbsp;are intensifying. The foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq and Qatar have reportedly exchanged positions. on the phone with their Iranian counterpart to calm tensions in the region. 

According to Bloomberg, face à This possible scenario, "Israel's Western allies have been attacked. informed that Israeli government and military installations could be targeted, but that civilian installations should not be. Contingency plans are being developed. Israel would wait for this attack to take place before launching a new ground offensive against Hamas à Rafah".

The support of the ÉUnited States à Israelël

Information confirmed by Joe Biden himself, who declared during a press conference commune à The White House said Iran was threatening to launch a major attack against Israel. The American President thus reaffirmed that his support à Israelël. "As I told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, our commitment to security continues. of Israel, face to face against these threats from Iran and its allies, is unwavering. […] We will do everything we can to protect the security of your community. “Israel,” he said. In a sign of the strong tensions in the region, the German airline Lufthansa has interrupted its flights to Tehran "& ;agrave; cause of the current situation in the Middle East.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116