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US Intelligence: This Will Be the Iranian Retaliation

The US has picked up intelligence on what an Iranian retaliatory strike for the alleged Israeli strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, will look like, American media reported on Friday, April 5.

According to the report, American intelligence indicates that Iran is planning a retaliatory attack that would include a swarm of Shaheed loitering drones and cruise missiles.

Officials quoted in the report say the timing and target are unknown, but a proportional response to the Damascus attack would be to hit an Israeli diplomatic facility. The attack is likely to come until the end of Ramadan this week, according to the American news outlet.

Another important unknown is where the drones and missiles would be launched — from Iraq or Syria, which could prompt a thin claim of deniability by Tehran — or from Iranian territory.

Iran’s deputy UN ambassador Zahra Ershadi on Tuesday vowed that Iran would respond to the strike. Ershadi accused Israel of threatening regional and international peace and declared that “the United States is responsible for all crimes committed by the Israeli regime.”

Former US Defense Secretary Mark Esper later said that Iran is likely to retaliate against Israel, but on a limited scale to avoid wide-scale war in the Middle East. (INN / VFI News)

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