12 Apr 2024

America takes this step amid fear of Iran's attack on Israel

America has banned the travel of its staff to Israel amid fears of Iran's attack on Israel.

The US Embassy has asked staff not to travel out of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or Beer Sheva "out of an abundance of caution."

On April 1, there was an attack on Iran's Consulate in Syria, in which 13 people died. In this, a top commander of Iran's elite Quds Force and his deputy were also killed.

Iran has said that Israel is behind this attack and Iran will 'definitely take revenge'.

British Foreign Minister Lord Cameron has called the Iranian Foreign Minister and appealed not to escalate the matter further.

Israel has not taken responsibility for this attack. But it is believed that it was behind this attack.

Since the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, firing has increased at many places in the region. Attacks are being carried out on the Lebanese border by both Iran's proxy group Hezbollah and Israel.

This attack on the Iranian embassy has taken place at a time when diplomatic efforts are underway across the region to stop the ongoing war in Gaza.

On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden warned that Iran could launch a "significant attack" and called for "strong" support for Israel.

Amidst the fear of attack from Iran, Commander Eric Karilla, responsible for America's Middle East operations, has reached Israel.

On April 11, Wall Street Journal published a report claiming that Iran could attack Israel in the next 24 to 48 hours.

US secretary of state speaks to his counterparts in China, other countries

US secretary of state Antony Blinken has also spoken to his counterparts in China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other European nations to ask them to dissuade Iran from striking Israel, saying it was not in anyone’s interest and that countries should urge Iran not to escalate.

Since Israel carried out an airstrike in Damascus, Syria, targeting the Iranian consulate and killing 13 people last week, Tehran has vowed to take action and retaliate. The airstrike on 1 April was particularly dramatic as it killed two generals and five other officers in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Quds Force. Moreover, it happened at a diplomatic enclave, which Israel had not previously conducted operations against, even in Damascus.

Following the strike, Iran’s foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian had said that Israel “will be punished and that America is responsible for the regime’s attack on the Iranian embassy and must be held accountable.”

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