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Iran Supreme leader Khamenei downplays alleged Israeli attack

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei thanked the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for the attack on Israel, carried out on April 13, according to Iranian state media.

He also reportedly called on Iran’s armed forces to “continually seek military innovation and learn the enemy’s tactics.”

“How many missiles were launched and how many of them hit their target is not the main question. What really matters is that Iran demonstrated its will during this operation,” said Khamenei on Sunday.

The Iranian attack on Israel

Tehran openly targeted Israel for the first time on April 13 with more than 300 missiles and drones, in what it said was retaliation for Israel’s alleged deadly bombing of its embassy compound in Damascus on April 1.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei looks at the coffins of members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who were killed in the Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy compound in Damascus, the Syrian capital, during at a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, on April 4, 2024 (credit: Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran/WANA/Handout via Reuters)

Explosions echoed above the Iranian city of Isfahan on Friday morning in what sources said was an Israeli attack, but Tehran downplayed the incident and said it had no plans for retaliation – a response that seemed aimed at avoiding a regional-scale war.

Although the attack was quiet, it showed that Israel could bypass Iranian air defenses and strike deep inside the country, a warning after the Tehran attack.

This is a developing story.

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