Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Britain condemns Iran attack on Israel

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According to Israeli local media, the Israeli military said it was the most extensive Israeli strike in Syria in decades.

Israel has stepped up its attacks on Iranian targets in the war-torn country, with Tel Aviv fearing Tehran's military build-up in Syria could threaten it. "If it will rain in Israel, there will be a Biblical flood on the other side".

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson condemned Iran's attacks, urged Iran to refrain from further actions that could destabilize the region, and called on Russian Federation to pressure Syria to work toward a broader political settlement.

Four of the 20 rockets were on target, he added, but were then intercepted, while the rest fell short.

In the wake of these claims, there have been questions as to why the British government regards Israeli actions as retaliation, when it appears that Iranian forces were the first to be targeted in an apparent tit-for-tat exchange.

"The Iranians are determined to build their hostile presence, and we are determined to prevent it", he said. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was killed in the strikes, but The Jerusalem Post reports 23 dead.

The IDF included an animated video of how the military act unfolded, featuring footage reportedly from the strike.

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders castigated Iran Thursday after the regime's Revolutionary Guard Corps fired missiles into Israel from Syria.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel's air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria were "appropriate" because the Islamic Republic had "crossed a red line".

The army spokesman Brig. "Israel also fired more than 10 tactical ground-to-ground missiles", the ministry said in a statement, quoted by Interfax news agency. Because of this, Israel has every right to defend its sovereignty. The explosions were followed by sporadic fire into the early morning hours.

"28 Israeli F-15 and F-16 aircraft were used in the attack, which released around 60 air-to-ground missiles over various parts of Syria". Schools were open and farmers continued with work as usual.

Trump had long criticized the deal, however, arguing that it failed to curb Iran's activities beyond its nuclear program, such as its support for groups deemed terrorist organizations by the U.S.

Eglash reported from Herzliya, Israel and Loveluck from Beirut.