Helena Lyng Blak
5 weeks ago

Israeli Military: “Iran will face the consequences for its actions”

Diplomatic relationships remain strained amid international calls for de-escalation.
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On Monday, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi said that Israel would respond to Iran’s attack on the country over the weekend.

“We are closely assessing the situation,” said the military chief in a video on X, continuing, “We remain at our highest level of readiness. Iran will face the consequences for its actions. We will choose our response accordingly.”

He furthermore asserted that, “the IDF remains ready to counter any threat from Iran and its proxies.”

Today, Israel’s war cabinet was set to meet for the third time in as many days, according to Reuters. The cabinet is meeting to decide how to respond to Iran’s attack.

The IDF chief’s statements are made amid growing pressure from the international community to show restraint, and defuse and de-escalate the growing tension between Israel and its neighbors.

On Sunday, the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency session.

The session was called in response to Iran's attack on Israel over the weekend, with Israel reporting that approximately 350 drones and ballistic missiles targeted its territory.

The attack followed allegations of an Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria, which resulted in the deaths of several officials.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed to all involved parties to practice maximum restraint, highlighting the threat to regional and global peace. He emphasized the urgency of de-escalation and stepping back from further conflict.

According to Steno Research geopolitical analyst Mikkel Rosenvold, Iran’s attack on Israel could be considered rather “soft”.

“In my view, this was a very soft response from the Iranian side,” he says. “They only targeted Israel with drones and slow-going missiles who they must have known would mostly be shot down over Jordan and Syria before hitting targets in Israel. Iran didn’t send its air force, didn’t attack Western assets with ground forces or similar. There is a lot that Iran could have done that they didn’t do.”

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