Iran and Israel warned about nuclear plants: “Coup will go down in history”

Iran warns Israel against attacking its nuclear plants, threatening to do the same in this case. “If the Zionist regime wants to use the threat of an attack on our country’s nuclear centers as a tool to put pressure on Iran, the blow it will receive will be remembered in history”, is the message from the commander of the Iranian Nuclear Centers Protection and Security Corps, Brigadier General Ahmed Haq Talab, who warned that Israel’s nuclear centers “are identified”. The Pasdaran also fear a possible change in Tehran’s nuclear doctrine. The threat comes at a time when the world is watching Israel for a possible reaction to Iran’s attack last weekend, which occurred in response to the April 1 attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus.

According to ABC News, Israel is unlikely to respond to Iran before the end of Passover, which will begin on April 22 and end on April 30. “The State of Israel must know that it has freedom of action to do whatever it wants,” said Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, meeting with national intelligence, called for unity in the face of the threat from Iran The unknown about Tel Aviv’s response, which Israel has promised will exist, is intertwined with another open question, that of the Israeli ground offensive in Rafah, a city in southern Gaza home to more than half of the Strip’s inhabitants, a hypothesis to be considered. which are opposed by the international community and, in particular, by the USA. The newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported an alleged agreement in which the United States would accept the plan for a military operation in Rafah in exchange for a limited response from Israel to Iran. An indiscretion denied by American sources to the newspaper Axios, while the White House announced that a virtual meeting was taking place between US and Israeli officials to discuss Rafah.

«The Middle East is on the edge of a precipice. A regional conflict that could be devastating for the region and the entire world”, warned UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who spoke at the United Nations Security Council. The body brought forward a key vote, that on Palestine’s full membership in the UN, in which the US veto is expected: according to Palestinian representative Ziad Abi Amr, this recognition would be “an important pillar for achieving peace”. According to Turkey, if a two-state solution were reached between Israel and Palestine within the borders established in 1967, Hamas would abolish its armed wing. Meanwhile, following the Iranian response to Israel, new sanctions were imposed on Iran by the United States and the United Kingdom, while the European Council meeting in Brussels announced that the EU will adopt new restrictive measures against Tehran, in particular in relation to drones and missiles. . From Capri, where the G7 Foreign Affairs Meeting is taking place, Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani explained that “this is not the place to formally decide what to do, because each country has different rules for imposing sanctions” and “there are different hypotheses”, but “the idea is to give a strong signal to Iran so that what happened does not happen again”.

Source: IL Tempo