Iran warns Israel against ‘slightest’ response to attack as Israel pledges action

SpaceWar.com reports: “President Ebrahim Raisi has warned Israel it will face a ‘painful response’ if it takes the ‘slightest action’ in response to Iran’s unprecedented drone and missile barrage at the weekend.

Iran’s first-ever direct attack on Israel, which began on Saturday, was in response to an April 1 air strike on Tehran’s consulate in Damascus which has been widely blamed on Israel.

The strike levelled the five-storey consular annexe of the Iranian embassy and killed seven Revolutionary Guards, two of them generals.

‘We firmly declare that the slightest action against Iran’s interests will definitely be met with a severe, extensive and painful response,’ Raisi said in a call late Monday with Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Raisi reiterated that Iran was acting in ‘self-defence’, saying the operation targeted Israeli bases used to carry out the consulate strike, a statement from his office said…”

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