The US is preparing to evacuate its diplomats amid Iran's threat to strike Israel

The US authorities and a number of Western countries are preparing for the possible evacuation of their diplomats in light of warnings about an impending Iranian missile attack on Israel. The threat of attack was first announced by US President Joe Biden on April 10, emphasizing the United States' unwavering commitment to Israel's security in the face of threats from Iran and its proxies, including Hezbollah. According to information published by Bloomberg, the Iranian missile attack will likely be carried out using precision-guided missiles and could happen in the coming days.

US intelligence is also considering the possibility of a simultaneous attack on northern Israel by Hezbollah forces from Lebanon. Bloomberg claims that Iran warned the United States about the planned attack, giving the opportunity to evacuate American citizens. In response to this, Israeli diplomatic missions of Western countries are actively developing action plans in case the threat materializes.

The Jerusalem Post reports that in the context of rising tensions, the commander of the US Central Command, General Michael Eric Kurill, is expected to arrive in Tel Aviv. His schedule includes meetings with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant and Chief of the General Staff Herzi Halevi.

The alleged Iranian attack is a retaliation measure for the recent Israeli strike on the Mezze neighborhood in Damascus, where Iran's diplomatic missions are located, as well as the villas of senior representatives of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The April 2 attack killed several senior Iranian military officials. The Iranian ambassador in Damascus stressed that this was the first ever attack on Iranian diplomatic missions by Israel, which only increases tension in the region.


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