Israel has been braced for Tehran’ revenge – and on high war alert – for three weeks, after opening two war fronts against the Islamic Republic.
One in Syria, by means of air and missile strikes on Iran’s Syrian infrastructure (on Feb. 10, April 9 and April 29) and two, an intelligence coup in the heart of Tehran, where Israel agents raided the secret hideout of Iran’s Atomic Archive and walked off with its contents.
This breach of a top-secret site wrought as much damage to Iran’s security as the theft of the documentary trove. The next stage of the Israeli-Iranian conflict may therefore reach for the first time outside the Syrian-Lebanese arena to Iran proper, and open the door for a direct reprisal for Israel’s assaults from Iranian soil.
Tehran has a choice of options, aside from a direct ballistic missile attack on Israel, such as, for instance, an assault on an Israeli target in the Red Sea region.