The Iranian regime has made the decision to respond militarily to what it believes is a series of Israeli and American attacks on its soil, Kuwaiti newspaper Al Rai reported on Thursday.
“Tehran’s decision to retaliate to the Israeli and American attacks has already been made and will be implemented at the right time and place,” sources in Lebanon told Al Rai, which traditionally propagates anti-Zionist and anti-Israel views.
The report also said that Iran and its regional allies were planning for the possibility of an “all-out war.”
The statements, which haven’t been corroborated elsewhere, come amid a series of mysterious explosions and fires at sensitive sites across Iran, including a power station, port, petrochemical factory, a “cutting factory,” and military sites such as the uranium enrichment facility at Natanz and the ballistic missile base at Parchin, located south of the capital Tehran.
Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency said on Thursday that four “terrorists,” who were planning to attack sensitive sites in the city of Shiraz, were captured in Fars Province.
On July 12, the New York Times reported that the string of explosions was part of an “evolving” Israeli-American strategy of “short-of-war clandestine strikes, aimed at taking out the most prominent generals of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and setting back Iran’s nuclear facilities.”
On July 13, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi warned that any country that is deemed responsible for the explosion at the Natanz nuclear enrichment center a week earlier should expect a strong Iranian retaliation.
In early May, an alleged Israeli cyberattack caused “total disarray” at Iran’s Shahid Rajaee port, causing massive backups on waterways and roads leading to the facility.
Source » israelhayom