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US on heightened alert due to potential threat from Iran following Israeli strike in Syria

US on High Alert for Potential Iranian Attack After Strike on Embassy in Syria

Concerns of Impending Threat

The United States is currently on high alert and bracing for a possible attack by Iran aimed at Israeli or American targets in the region. This heightened state of readiness is in response to Israel’s recent strike on the Iranian embassy in Syria, as confirmed by a U.S. official on Friday.

Escalation of Tensions

Suspected Israeli airstrikes targeted Iran’s embassy in Damascus, resulting in the death of an Iranian military commander and escalating tensions in the region. The strike, carried out on Monday, marked a significant escalation in the ongoing conflict between Israel and its regional adversaries.

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Iran’s Response and Threats

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran has reported the loss of seven military advisers in the attack, including a senior commander from its elite Quds Force. Iran has issued a warning of a potential “decisive response” in light of the embassy bombing.

International Concerns and Diplomatic Efforts

U.S. President Joe Biden engaged in discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the threat posed by Iran. The United States has reiterated its full support for Israel’s defense against any potential threats emanating from Iran.

© Reuters. A satellite image shows the Iranian embassy and consulate following a suspected Israeli strike, in Damascus, Syria April 2, 2024 in this handout image. Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

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