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Drone Wars: Iran Strikes Back

Does Iran have the right to defend itself? That is what the country says about its drone strikes on Israel carried out this weekend.

Saeid Iravani, Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations, says his country’s drone and missile attack against Israel was ‘in the exercise of Iran’s inherent right to self-defense.” He said it was “precise and only targeted military objectives and [was] carried out carefully to minimize the potential for escalation and prevent civilian harm.”

Iran gave Israel a 72-hour notice of this attack and warned that this was a warning. “If the Zionist regime [Israel] or its supporters demonstrate reckless behaviour, they will receive a decisive and much stronger response,” Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi said in a statement on Sunday.

Israel attacked an Iranian embassy in Syria earlier this month and Iran warned that its retaliation would be forthcoming. Mercifully, there are no reports of civilian casualties. Israel says that it intercepted most of the projectiles but what damage was done is not yet clear. Is there a reason behind this information blackout?

The U.S. has warned Israel not to retaliate for this retaliation for obvious reasons. The U.S. is urging Israel to take this weekend’s events as a win and move on. How many times will we have to go around the mulberry bush?

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