Report: US military officials say Iran on the verge of attacking Israel from Syria

IDF reservists have been called up following US President Donald Trump’s announcement on the Iran nuclear deal. According to CNN, Pentagon officials believe Iran is planning to retaliate by attacking Israel from Syria.
Iron Dome anti-missile battery in IDF base in northern Israel Photo Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash 90

Shortly after US President Donald Trump announced that America is pulling out of the nuclear agreement with Iran, US military officials told CNN that they believe that Iranian forces are on the verge of attacking Israel from Syria. However, the sources stressed that it is still unclear what type of attack Iran might launch.

Meanwhile, moments before Trump’s decision was announced, the IDF told the local authorities in northern Israel to open their civilian bomb shelters after detecting “suspicious activity” of Iranian forces in Syria.

In light of the developments in Syria and the reports about Iran’s possible plans to attack Israel, the IDF called up Air Force and Intelligence Corps reservists. In addition, the Israeli Education Ministry has stated that all field trips that were supposed to take place in northern Israel tomorrow have been canceled.

Shortly after 9:00 PM in Israel, Trump said that the nuclear deal embarrasses him as a US citizen and announced his decision to withdraw from it. “The deal allowed Iran to continue enriching uranium and, overtime, reach the break of a nuclear breakout,” he said. “The deal lifted crippling economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for very weak limits on the regime's nuclear activity, and no limits at all on its other malign behavior, including its sinister activities in Syria, Yemen and other places all around the world.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Trump’s decision, stating, “The people of Israel should all appreciate the right decision to block this bad deal and the Iranian aggression.” He urged the international community to impose sanctions on Iran to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear arsenal and to entrench itself militarily in Syria.

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