Iran warns Israel’s actions in Gaza could trigger wider war

SpaceWar.com reports: “Iranian leaders on Sunday issued stark warnings that the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza could trigger a ‘wider war’ in the Middle East unless Israel curbs its retaliatory measures against Hamas.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian each said that if Israeli forces don’t halt their ‘crimes’ against civilians in Gaza, Iran could be drawn into the conflict, state-run media reported.

Meanwhile, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the United States is working feverishly to avoid a spread of the war but could not rule out Iran intervening either directly or through its allies, while U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he will again visit Israel on Monday.

Iran issued the warnings as Israel massed its armed forces along the Gaza Strip’s northern border in preparation for a much-anticipated ground assault into the Palestinian enclave in retaliation for last weekend’s multi-pronged assault by Hamas into Israel in which 1,300 Israelis, many of them civilians, were killed…”

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