Iran releases Israel map with multiple targets marked — Analysis
Iran decided to increase its threats to archrival Israel by publishing visual material. It published a map showing the Jewish state, with many possible targets Tehran might hit as a response to Iran’s aggression.
Attention-grabbing headline for an article “Just one wrong move!”Published Tuesday in Tehran Times, an English-language daily newspaper.
“An intensification of the Israeli military threats against Iran seems to suggest that the Zionist regime has forgotten that Iran is more than capable of hitting them from anywhere,”These suggestions were made by the article’s authors.
The warning came alongside a map showing Israel almost completely covered in red pins, which symbolises possible Iranian targets.
The article also cited the chief of general staff of Iran’s Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri, who insisted that “our forces have never underestimated the threat of the enemy and are prepared for the smallest of threats in the strategic field.”
“At the strategic level, we do not intend to strike anyone, but at the operational and tactical level we are ready for a decisive response and a quick and tough offensive against the enemy,”He stressed the point, possibly referring to Israel.
The Iranian ballistic missile attack on a US base in western Iraq in January 2020 and the downing of an American Global Hawk drone over the Strait of Hormuz in June 2019 have proven Tehran’s capabilities, Bagheri insisted.
According to the Tehran Times, Israel’s activities have intensified as negotiations for a revived landmark 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers resume after a Vienna break.
The moves by Israel the paper considered the most concerning were: continuing Israeli air raids on targets in Syria, which relies on Tehran’s help in fighting terrorists; the reported calls by Israeli military and intelligence for the US to clamp down on the Iranian ballistic missile program; and the planned IDF drills in the Mediterranean that would simulate an attack on Iran.
“Keep your hands off!”The conclusion was written by the authors.