Tehran(ANN)-Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday that Israel “must be punished and it shall be” for attacking the Iranian embassy compound in Syria, according to Iranian Media.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said this in his speech on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which was celebrated in the Islamic world on Wednesday, after the end of the holy month of Ramadan in which worship and fasting are obligatory.

The US and its allies predict a potential Iranian missile or UAV strike against Israel to be imminent, according to a Bloomberg report on Wednesday night, citing sources familiar with intelligence information.

The attack may reportedly occur in the coming days and be carried out by Iran or its proxies in the region, according to western Media..

Iran has previously said that the response to this action will never be reduced, accusing the United States of making Israel into something it is not, according to Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian.
On Monday, he said, the United States gave Israel a “green light” to carry out the attack on the Iranian consulate in Syria that killed seven Iranian army officers, including two Generals.

Hossein Amirabdollahian reiterated that they have vowed to Tehran that it will respond to the attack.

The United States has previously denied that Iran accepted that it did not retaliate against the Damascus attack.

The leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, who gave a speech on Monday, reiterated that the Iran-backed group supported the response of the military in Tehran to the attack that killed Jenmohammad Reza Zahedi, a senior officer of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force.

The attack worsened the fear that the war will spread to the rest of the Middle East, as this incident reminded Iran of the US attack that killed General Qasem Soleimani, who was the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, the US killed him in an airstrikecarried out at Baghdad Airport in the country of Iraq.January 3, 2023; while the United States and Israel have described him as a dangerous leader who has made the policy of the United States and Israel in the region a failure, and Soleimani was the leader of the military support and guidance against Israel and the United States in the region. He was determined to liberate Jerusalem from Israel, as well as win the will of the Palestinian people whose land is held by the Israel.

The tension in the region has been increasing since Israel began its invasion of Gaza and committed massacres and massacres against the Palestinian people. Gaza was destroyed, as Israel refused to allow aid to Gaza. after the October 7 attack on Israel by Hamas

Some 33,360 Palestinians have been killed in six months of Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel killed 1,200 people, according to Israeli tallies.

The Iran-backed Lebanese Hezbollah group has exchanged fire on a daily basis with Israel, while Iraqi groups have fired on U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq and the Houthis of Yemen have targeted shipping in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.



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Written by Arraale M. Jama, a freelance journalist and human rights activist.

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