Israel Strikes Iran

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – APRIL 14: (—-EDITORIAL USE ONLY – MANDATORY CREDIT – ‘ISRAELI GOVERNMENT PRESS OFFICE (GPO) / HANDOUT’ – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS, DO NOT OBSCURE LOGO—-)The Israel’s war cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (3rd L), holds a meeting to discuss the drone attack launched by Iran in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 14, 2024. (Photo by Israeli Government Press Office / Handout/Anadolu via Getty Images)

BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT – Less than one week after Iran’s attack against Israel, Israel struck Iran early on Friday, hitting a military air base near the city of Isfahan, in central Iran. Iranian officials and media reported blasts at the base caused by drone strikes, and said that another group of drones had been shot down in the Tabriz region, some 500 miles north of Isfahan.

The initial reports suggested that the worst fears of the U.S. and other countries had – for now at least – not been realized. Iran said no Israeli planes had entered its airspace. Iranian news agencies made a point of noting that no nuclear facilities had been hit. There was no comment from the Israeli military, and no vows from the Iranian government of a retaliation. Earlier in the week, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi had warned that “the tiniest act of aggression” on his country’s soil would draw a response.

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