Reports have claimed on Wednesday that Iran is currently preparing for a potential Israeli retaliation against its territory or proxies following Tehran’s missile attack onto Israel on Sunday. As such, Iran has allegedly removed senior Hezbollah and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from Syria.

This comes amid US and European pressure onto Israel to respond in a way that prevents further escalation following Tehran’s missile and drone attack over the weekend.

Reports citing Iranian officials said Wednesday claimed that that Iran is currently preparing its air force for potential strikes, and its navy would commence escorting Iranian commercial ships in the Red Sea.

Additionally, Tehran has initiated the evacuation of personnel from sites in Syria with a significant presence of its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to Syrian and Iranian officials and advisers.

IRGC, Hezbollah mid-ranking officers relocating

IRGC and Hezbollah’s mid-ranking officers are relocating from their original positions within the country to various undocumented locations, as reported by the Wall Street Journal citing Syrian security officials.

On April 8, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has taken action alongside Iran’s aggressive stance. He affirmed Iran’s support for Hezbollah’s “resistance” and declared that the presence of the IRGC in Syria and Lebanon dates back to 1982, following Israel’s aggression towards Lebanon.

Israel has asserted that it will respond to Iran’s Sunday attack, stating it’s “only a matter of how.”

Nevertheless, US officials have express concern that an Israeli counterstrike could exacerbate regional tensions. As a result of this, they have suggested accepting an Israeli ground invasion in Rafah instead of striking Iran.

Source » jpost