Thu 30 May 2024 2:57 pm - Jerusalem Time

Iranian official: Israel sent messages to Tehran and offered concessions in Gaza

The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's aerospace forces, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said that Israel sent messages to Tehran via Egypt that it would "make concessions" in Gaza to avoid Iran's response to the attack on its consulate in Syria.

Iran launched drones loaded with explosives and missiles at Israel on April 13 in its first direct attack on Israeli territory, in response to an Israeli strike targeting Iran’s consulate in Damascus, which led to the killing of 7 Iranian Revolutionary Guard officers, including prominent leader Mohammad Reza Zahedi. .

Tasnim News Agency quoted Zadeh as saying, “Israel sent messages through the Egyptian Foreign Minister that it would make concessions in the war in Gaza to avoid Iranian retaliation.”

Iran called its attack targeting Israel “The True Promise,” and used 350 ballistic missiles and drones.

Israel announced that it repelled 99% of Iranian missiles and drones through an unprecedented joint air and missile defense line in which the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries participated, while Iranian television confirmed that half of these missiles and drones hit the targets for which they were launched.

About a month after that attack, the American website Axios said that two senior officials in the administration of US President Joe Biden held indirect talks with Iranian officials in the Sultanate of Oman, in an attempt to avoid escalation in the region.

Source: Al Jazeera + Reuters


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Iranian official: Israel sent messages to Tehran and offered concessions in Gaza