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US President Warns of Potential Iranian Attack on Israel

US President Joe Biden has expressed concerns over the possibility of Iran launching an attack on Israel in the near future, amidst escalating tensions following an airstrike that killed top commanders earlier this month. While Israel has not officially acknowledged its involvement in the attack on an Iranian consulate in Syria, it is widely speculated to have been behind it.

According to reports from US officials, there are fears of an imminent major attack on Israel. President Biden emphasized the United States’ commitment to defending Israel and warned Iran against any aggressive actions, stating, “We are devoted to the defense of Israel. We will support Israel. We will help defend Israel, and Iran will not succeed.”

Iran, which supports groups like Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon, has been deliberating its response since the April 1 strike on the consulate building in Damascus. However, Iran’s approach is strategic, weighing the risks of provoking a significant Israeli retaliation against the perception of weakness. The outcome hinges on whether the more moderate voices advocating restraint or the hardline factions advocating for a firm response will prevail.

The escalating tensions have prompted several countries, including the US, UK, India, and Australia, to issue travel warnings for Israel. The US State Department has restricted diplomatic staff in Israel from traveling outside designated cities, emphasizing the seriousness of the situation.

In Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has convened his war cabinet amid the escalating threats. While some Israelis remain defiant in the face of potential danger, authorities have taken precautionary measures, including bolstering air defenses and preparing public shelters, in anticipation of any potential attack.

The recent events underscore the precarious situation in the region, with the risk of a wider conflict looming amidst escalating hostilities between Israel and Iran-backed groups.

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