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Why is the threat of an Iranian attack on Israel being taken seriously ?

Threats of Iranian retaliation hovering over Israel have been deterred. taken very seriously by the American and French governments, which are working this Friday, April 12, to avoid the escalating tensions in the region and ensuring security civilians.

The alert level is at its maximum this Friday, April 12 in the Middle East. While the United States has decided to to restrict the movements of their diplomats in the region, France invites its nationals to "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 day before, the Bloomberg agency revealed that Tehran could carry out a "massive attack" on the Jewish state in the coming days. It is no longer a question of knowing if, but when, said an anonymous source. in the American media. This Friday, the United States, which had "warned Iran" and affirmed their "unwavering"support; &agrav; 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.

The threat occurs in response to the deadly strike carried out by Israel in early April against the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria, which left sixteen people dead, including seven members of the Guards Corps. the revolution. Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had also assured that the Jewish State would be "punished".

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 , is traveling to Israel on Thursday, April 11, 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