Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Vows to Protect National Security Amidst Tehran’s Threats

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin , in his initial response regarding Tehran's threats following the attack on the Iranian consulate in Damascus, emphasized 's commitment to safeguarding its security.

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Benjamin Netanyahu (Image source: Twitter)

“Iran has been a consistent adversary, both directly and through proxies, and consequently, Israel has taken defensive and offensive measures against Iran and its proxies. We possess the capability to protect ourselves and will retaliate against any aggression,” stated the prime minister at the commencement of a session with the military-political cabinet.

Amid Tehran's warnings of retaliation for the recent strike on the Iranian consulate, the IDF conducted a security evaluation and opted to mobilize additional reservists for air defense units.

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The Syrian Ministry of Defense reported an on the Iranian Consulate General in Damascus, which destroyed the consulate building. While Iranian Ambassador Hossein Akbari's residence was within the building, he escaped unharmed.

The Iranian (IRGC) confirmed the loss of seven officers, including high-ranking officials Mohammad Reza Zahedi and Brig. General Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi.

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi vowed significant repercussions for Israel's actions, while regional resistance leaders emphasized the need to utilize all available resources in support of Palestinian movements in the .

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