The spokesman for the occupation army said that Israel is monitoring the situation in Iraq and Yemen in anticipation of an Iranian attack, or a lightning war. Meanwhile, signs of escalation between the United States and Iran continue.
The Israeli army spokesman added that the recent statements of the army regarding the blitzkrieg came in this context. He refused to comment on an Israeli submarine heading to the Gulf region a few days ago.
On the other hand, he emphasized that the activity of the Israeli army – including the navy – includes all areas of the far and near Middle East, he said.
On the other hand, an official Iranian source told Al-Jazeera that Israel must know that Tehran’s response to any attack on national security will be strong and wide.
He added that Israel is looking for excuses to draw the region into tension that creates chaos in the last days of Trump’s presidency.
Mutual warnings of escalation between Washington and Tehran have continued for several days, the most recent of which was the statement by Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif that US President Donald Trump is making reckless and dangerous threats, and he will be responsible for any unmatched mistakes.
Amir Hossein Qazizadeh Hashemi, First Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, said that his country is not concerned about the entry of the USS Georgia nuclear submarine into the Gulf waters, indicating that Iranian forces are able to catch it with a fishing net.
In conjunction with these statements, the US embassy in Baghdad denied evacuating employees for fear of retaliatory attacks as the first anniversary of the assassination of the former commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, approaches.
Although the Iraqi army announced that an “outlaw group” was responsible for the recent bombing of the US embassy, which caused slight material losses; Trump said the missiles came from Iran, and he vowed to respond.
Iraq: We will not succumb to adventures
In the same context, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi affirmed that the security of his country is a trust in the neck of the government, and that it will not be subject to adventures, as he promised to prepare for “confrontation”, after America and Iran exchanged threats after the US embassy in Baghdad came under missile strikes last Sunday.
Al-Kazemi said in a tweet that “the security of Iraq is a trust in our necks, and we will not submit to adventures or diligence.”
He added that his government is working silently and quietly to restore the confidence of the people, the security services and the army in the state, after it was shaken by the adventures of outlaws.
The Iraqi Prime Minister stated that the government demanded a truce to prevent the country from being dragged into another absurd adventure, as he put it, stressing that the government is ready for a decisive confrontation if necessary.