17 Apr 2024

Israel prepares Iran attack retaliation – vows ‘to do everything necessary’

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Iran’s President has warned that the tiniest attack by Israel will provoke a massive and harsh response.

The rhetoric and the drums of war are getting louder. It’s not a question of if, it’s when and what Israel decides to attack.

We understand Israel’s guidance to its allies is that its action will be “narrow and limited” – but will Iran see it that way?

The British and German Foreign Ministers came to Jerusalem asking Netanyahu to avoid a significant escalation. But Israel’s leader has brushed off calls for restraint telling his cabinet Israel will take its own decisions and do whatever is necessary to defend itself.