Iran Notified US :” We will bomb Israel in a way aimed at avoiding major escalation “

Tel Aviv is expecting a direct attack from Iran on southern or northern Israel within the next 24 to 48 hours, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier, citing insiders. No final decision has been made yet, although plans for an attack are being discussed, the Thursday report stated, citing a person briefed by the Iranian leadership.

The US expects a retaliatory attack by Iran against Israel will not be of a magnitude that would draw Washington directly into the conflict, Reuters reported, citing sources.

Although such a strike by the Islamic Republic is anticipated, Tehran has reportedly indicated to the White House that it seeks to avoid a major escalation.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian is believed to have conveyed the corresponding message during his visit to Oman on Sunday. Tehran will also be pressing ahead with demands for a Gaza truce, as per Iranian sources.

Another source said Iran had “been very clear” that its response to the Israeli strike on its embassy in Syria’s capital would be “non-escalatory” and “controlled.”

Washington has also sought to assure Tehran that it was not involved in the strike, according to a cited White House spokesperson

Israel carried out an airstrike on the consular annex of the Iranian Embassy in Damascus on April 1. The attack destroyed the building, killing seven members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, among them General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, the commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force in Syria and Lebanon, and his deputy Mohammad Hadi Hajizadeh. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi vowed that Israel would pay a “heavy price” for the strike.

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