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Iran Plans to Fire Missiles Toward Israel

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May 6, 2018
FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo

Iran is reportedly planning to launch missile strikes against Israel in the coming days in response to Israel’s April 9 airstrikes against Syria.

The Times of Israel (TOI) reports that Iran is at “an advanced stage” with their plans to barrage a military base in northern Israel with missiles. Iran intends to arm Hezbollah with “heavy Iranian missiles” and then launch them toward Israel from Syria.

The TOI report suggested that the Israeli government leaked about Iran’s plans as a warning to Tehran that they better abandon their strikes or else. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in order to persuade him into containing Iran, an ally of the Russian government.

The Israeli airstrikes against Syria were aimed at Iranian targets, as the Israeli government has made it clear that they will not let Iran develop a military stronghold in Syria, even if it means going to war.

“We are determined to block Iran’s aggression against us even if this means a struggle,” Netanyahu said on Sunday. “Better now than later. Nations that were unprepared to take timely action to counter murderous aggression against them paid much heavier prices afterwards.

“We do not want escalation, but we are prepared for any scenario.”

The reports about Iran’s planned missile strikes could be the beginning of a pivotal week in the Israel-Iran conflict, as President Trump could be exiting from the Iran nuclear deal on May 12. On April 30, Netanyahu unveiled Iran’s secret plans to develop nuclear weapons under the noses of the West.

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