“The response is inevitable, but Iran will choose the time and the place” to respond to “the attack on the T-4 base, in which several Iranian citizens were killed,” Shamkhani told journalists.
“The entity that gives itself the right to attack the sovereignty of another country and to target forces fighting terrorism must certainly have thought about the results and consequences of that attack and the corresponding reaction,” he added.
According to the defense minister, his meetings will “focus on Iran’s expansion throughout the Middle East and on the Syria issue,” as well as Israeli-American security cooperation.
Over the past two weeks, Israeli and Iranian officials have swapped increasingly bellicose threats, following an airstrike on an alleged Iranian drone facility located on a Syrian air base on April 9. Iran, Russia, and Syria have all claimed Israel was behind the attack. Israel refuses to comment on the strike.
Over the last month, tens of thousands of Gazans, with the encouragement of the Hamas terror group that rules Gaza, have been undertaking weekly protests at the border. Some rioters have tried to damage and break the security fence and infiltrate Israel, while others have thrown petrol bombs and rocks, and burned tires.