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Iran warns: We will strike again if Israel or the US retaliate

Iran warns: We will strike again if Israel or the US retaliate

Tehran has warned it will strike again with greater force if Israel or the US retaliates for Iran's attack on Israel with more than 300 drones and missiles on Saturday night.

The airstrikes, the Islamic Republic's first direct attack on the Israeli state, brought to light a years-long shadow war and threatened to draw the region into a wider conflagration, as Israel said it was considering its response.

"Our response will be much greater than tonight's military action if Israel retaliates against Iran," Israel's armed forces chief of staff, General Mohammad Bagheri, told state television, adding that Tehran warned Washington that any support for retaliation Israeli will result in US bases being targeted.

Israel, with help from key Western allies including the US, Britain and Jordan, claimed to have intercepted 99% of the launches during the massive attack, but added that some ballistic missiles had reached Israel, damaging the Nevatim air base in Israel. southern, which remained functional.

As the UN security council prepared to call an emergency session, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said more than 350 rockets were fired during the attack from Iran, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen and called the interception rate a " important strategic success".

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