Iran warns Israel of red lines, threatens to respond `within seconds`
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Iran warns Israel of red lines, threatens to respond `within seconds`

(Dan Tri) – Israel’s senior general announced that he would respond to Iran’s attack, while Tehran also warned of red lines.

A sign with an anti-Israel message on the streets of Tehran, Iran on April 15 (Photo: Reuters).

`The launch of so many missiles, cruise missiles and drones into Israeli territory will be met with a response,` Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Herzi Halevi, said at Nevatim air base.

`Iran wants to damage the strategic capabilities of the state of Israel, which is something that has never happened before,` General Halevi said, adding that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had prepared `Operation Leaf`.

`Israel is very strong and knows how to cope on its own, but with the threat so great and so far away, we are always pleased to have America by our side,` General Halevi added.

On the evening of April 13, Iran launched more than 300 missiles and drones in an unprecedented attack on Israeli territory.

The IDF claimed to have shot down most of Iran’s missiles and drones in the raid with the help of the US, UK, France, Jordan and other countries.

Israel’s war cabinet met for the fourth time in the past two days, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and former Defense Minister Benny Gantz continuously discussed plans to respond to Iran, but still avoided

Israel’s N12 News channel reported that a series of options were discussed during the cabinet meeting.

Meanwhile, Israel’s Mako news agency said that Prime Minister Netanyahu’s war cabinet has agreed to implement a number of action options to respond to Iran.

According to Mako, retaliation would need to be approved by the US and `comply` with the rules set by Washington, and also be calculated in a way that `does not turn into a region-wide war`.

Iran vowed to respond `within seconds` if Israel decides to launch any form of attack against Iran.

Iraj Masjedi, top advisor to the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), announced on April 15 that Iran will not restrain itself if its opponent crosses the red line.

`The Islamic Republic of Iran does not seek war, but it will also show no restraint in the face of its opponents’ aggression aimed at its red lines,` Mr. Masjedi warned.

Mr. Masjedi said that while the United States called on Iran to exercise restraint, `they supported the actions of the Israeli government.`

On the same day, Iran’s Army Commander, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, also announced that Iran would not hesitate to give a `strong and unified response` to any attack.

`The recent attack shows that Israel’s air defense systems and Iron Dome are completely ineffective in stopping Iranian missiles,` General Mousavi said.

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