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    “Escalating Tensions: Iran Warns US to ‘Step Aside’ Amid Suspected Israeli Attack”


    Iran Tells US to "Step Aside" as Tensions Rise Over Suspected Israeli Attack

    As tensions escalate in the Middle East, Iran has issued a warning to the United States, urging it to “step aside” as Iran prepares to respond to a suspected Israeli attack on its consulate in Syria. CNN reported that the US is on high alert, anticipating a “significant” response from Iran against Israeli or American targets in the region.

    Iran’s message to Washington, delivered by Mohammad Jamshidi, the Iranian president’s deputy chief of staff for political affairs, warned the US not to become entangled in what Iran perceives as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strategy. Jamshidi stated that the US should “step aside so that you don’t get hit,” emphasizing Iran’s intent to retaliate against Israel.

    The US, in response, reportedly asked Iran not to target American interests. However, the specifics of this communication have not been officially confirmed by either side.

    The recent tensions stem from an airstrike that targeted the Iranian consulate in Damascus, resulting in casualties including two Iranian generals. This marked the first time an Iranian diplomatic building was struck in such an attack. Iran has vowed to deliver a “slap” to Israel, its long-standing adversary.

    Hezbollah, Iran’s proxy in the region, has also signaled its readiness for potential conflict. Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, stated that Iran’s response is imminent and emphasized Hezbollah’s preparedness for any escalation with Israel.

    Israel, for its part, has heightened its alert status, deploying additional defenses and canceling leave for combat troops. The region remains on edge as the potential for further hostilities looms.

    The Biden administration has reportedly taken steps to communicate directly with Iran, indicating a desire to prevent any escalation that could endanger US forces or allies in the region.

    Sources By Agencies

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