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Military Strike on Iran's Space Research Center

Monday 30/January/2023 - 03:27 PM
The Reference
By: Dina Khalaf

Israel is believed to have carried out its first military strike on Iran since the return of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, using drones to attack a factory.

Iranian officials claimed the air defenses fended off the attack, but social media videos show a large explosion at the site.

Israeli officials have not commented on the attack, but strikes on Iran have been a hallmark of Netanyahu’s previous terms in office.

Iran's foreign minister stated that such actions cannot impact their determination for peaceful nuclear progress. The strike took place just before US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, during the worst unrest between Israelis and Palestinians in years.

Before Blinken's arrival, Netanyahu encouraged Israelis to arm themselves and promised to expedite the issuing of weapons permits.