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      Netanyahu aims to trap west into war across Middle East, warns Iranian diplomat

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 20:00

    Iran’s chargé d’affaires in London said his country would respond more severely if Israel attacked it again in ‘another mistake’

    Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to trap the west into a total war across the Middle East that would have incalculable consequences for the region and the world, Iran’s top diplomat in the UK has claimed, in his first interview since Tehran launched an unprecedented missile and drone attack against Israel at the weekend.

    Seyed Mehdi Hosseini Matin also warned that if Israel made “another mistake” by launching an attack on Iran, there would be a response from Iran that was stronger, more severe, and administered without a warning like that issued before the weekend attack .

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      Iranian journalist attacked in London urges UK to proscribe Revolutionary Guards

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 17:00

    Pouria Zeraati, who was stabbed outside his home, says IRGC should be proscribed as a terrorist group

    An Iranian journalist who was stabbed outside his home in London has joined calls urging the UK to proscribe Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation.

    Pouria Zeraati, who works for the London-based broadcaster Iran International, was stabbed in the leg by three unknown individuals, who police believe have fled the country, in Wimbledon on 29 March.

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      ‘Anything could happen’: Gaza Strip left hanging while Israel plots response to Iran’s attack

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 16:36

    The strikes ordered by Tehran may have bought Palestinians some time ahead of Israel’s planned ground invasion of Rafah

    As Israel weighs up plans to respond to Iran’s drone and missile attack , the fate of nearly two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip sheltering in the border town of Rafah hangs in the balance.

    Israel has said for weeks it is going to launch a ground operation into the last corner of the territory that has not seen intense ground fighting, despite intense opposition from its closest allies.

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      Middle East crisis live: Senior figures in Iran warn of stronger response if Israel retaliates

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 08:10

    Iran’s military spokesperson tells western allies to stop supporting Israel and warns of response to any further aggression

    A senior spokesperson for Iran’s military has warned the US, UK, France and Germany to stop supporting Israel, and said that there will be an even stronger response from Iran if Israel retaliates to the strikes at the weekend.

    The official state news agency IRNA reports that Brig Gen Abolfazl Shekarchi said:

    We remind the heads of state of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany to stop supporting the declining child-killing terrorist regime of Israel. The Islamic Republic of Iran has proven that it is not a warmonger and does not seek to spread the war. The response will be stronger if the regime carries out more severe aggressive act.

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      Israël a aussi intercepté les missiles de l’Iran dans l’espace (vidéo)

      news.movim.eu / Numerama · 07:38

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    Le conflit entre l'Iran et Israël a éclaté au grand jour au cours du week-end du 14 avril. Elle a aussi été une démonstration de la défense aérienne israélienne : certaines interceptions de missiles balistiques iraniens ont eu lieu au-delà de l'atmosphère.

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      Is the Middle East on the brink? podcast

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 02:00

    After Iran launched an attack on Israel, is the region heading for all-out war? Emma Graham-Harrison reports

    On 1 April, Israel launched an attack on what Iran says was the Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria. The assault killed two Iranian generals among others and Iran vowed to retaliate. On Saturday night it took action, sending hundreds of drones and rockets into Israel. It was the first time Iran had attacked Israeli territory.

    The Guardian’s senior foreign correspondent, Emma Graham-Harrison, was in Jerusalem. She explains why, despite Israel emerging remarkably unscathed – with just one young girl seriously injured – the situation could spiral out of control. The latest attack is a frightening escalation of the hostile relationship between the two countries, who have previously fought a “shadow war” through proxies and in countries such as Syria or Iraq.

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      IDF chief of staff says Israel will respond to Iran missile attack

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 00:23

    General gives clearest confirmation yet that Israel will hit back but it is unclear what form response will take

    Israel’s top general has said the country will respond to Iran’s missile and drone attack, but it remains unclear what form that response will take and whether it will be so forceful that it could tip a worsening spiral of violence into a full-scale regional war.

    US officials said on Monday that some form of counter to Iran’s attack, which involved more than 300 missiles and drones , was almost inevitable, but the Biden administration was still hoping it would be a limited counterstrike and not aimed at Iranian territory.

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      The Guardian view on Iran and Israel: they need to step back from the brink of open warfare | Editorial

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 18:10 · 1 minute

    The world does not know what’s been unleashed in the tit-for-tat attacks. But it is unlikely to be anything good

    It is troubling that what started with Israel’s attack on Iran’s consular building in Syria on 1 April may not end with Tehran’s Operation True Promise . The bombing in Damascus, which killed at least two top Iranian generals, resulted in the first-ever direct strikes launched against Israel from Iranian territory. For the Islamic regime, unpopular at home, crossing the Rubicon would have been very hard, if not impossible, to avoid. As British foreign secretary, David Cameron, admitted, the UK would “take very strong action” if a hostile power had flattened one of its consulates.

    This is a defining moment in the Middle East. The world does not know what’s been unleashed here. But it is unlikely to be anything good. That is why it is right for world leaders to urge Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to show restraint. The wise choice for Mr Netanyahu would be, in US president Joe Biden’s words, to “take the win ” of having seen off the strikes and not respond militarily. Israel’s prime minister could then turn his attention to the on-and-off talks with Hamas to free Israeli hostages and seek an end to the fighting in Gaza. Trading military restraint for international support might appeal to Mr Netanyahu’s opportunism.

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