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All-Out War in Middle East? Iran Launches Massive Drone & Missile Attack on Israel

Ballistic missiles were launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) towards Israel on Saturday night, in a retaliation for the the Israeli attack on the Iranian Embassy in Damascus on 1 April.
Commenting on the Saturday's massive strikes in Israel, the Iranian mission to the United Nations said it was a bilateral matter between Israel and Iran and advised the United States to "stay away" from it.

“We [attacked] the Zionist regime in accordance with Article 51 of the UN Charter ('attack in self-defense') following the attack in Damascus. The issue is settled, but the Israeli regime may make another mistake, and Iran's reaction will be much harsher [in that case]. This is a conflict between Iran and the Israeli regime, the U.S. must keep a distance."

Iran had also warned Jordan and other nearby countries before attacking Israel, Fars reported, citing sources.
The Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah announced that it had struck Israeli air defense complexes in the Golan Heights with dozens of rockets.
Prior to that, as many as 50 'Shahed' kamikaze drones had been launched at Israel by the Iranian army, Arab media reported.
According to The Telegraph's map, air bases, airfields, naval bases and even Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's residence were targeted. Iran's IRGC, a multi-service primary branch of the Iranian Armed Forces, has called the drone attack on the territories "occupied" by Israel "successful" and announced it as Operation "True Promise."
The “malicious Zionist regime will be punished," Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had vowed.
Meanwhile, Iraq's airspace has been closed amid an expected Iranian attack on Israel, air traffic has been suspended, the media reported, citing the Minister of Transportation.
There were no aircraft in the airspace of Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen and near Baghdad, following the large-scale drone attack.
Flights in Tehran's airspace continued, Iran's Fars news agency reported.
Israel Defense Forces officially recognized the launch of the attack on Israel
US President Joe Biden was being informed of Iranian attack on Israel and will hold a meeting with the Secretaries of Defense and State, the Director of the CIA, and the National Security Advisor.
Iranian expert on international relations Emad Abshenas commented to Sputnik on the launch of Operation 'True Promise' against Israel:

"If the Security Council had done its duty and condemned and punished Israel, there would have been no need for Iran to take any action. Unless the United States seeks an even greater escalation in the region and sacrifices of its own for [Benjamin] Netanyahu's personal interests, it should stand aside and allow Iran to retaliate for the Damascus consulate attack and prevent Israel from attempting to expand the war in the region."

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