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US mobilizes more troops to counter possible Iranian attack – DW – 04/12/2024

US mobilizes more troops to counter possible Iranian attack – DW – 04/12/2024

The media indicated this Friday (04/12/2024) that the United States is increasing the number of troops in the Middle East in preparation for an Iranian attack against Israeli or Western targets. USA Today, citing two senior officials he did not identify. It is feared that this attack may have taken place in retaliation Bombing of Iranian Embassy in SyriaCan happen “very soon and without prior notice”.

“We are deploying additional assets to enhance regional deterrence efforts and increase the security of US forces,” said a defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity. Newspaper The Wall Street Journal Israel was expected to prepare for a possible attack by Iran, which could happen as soon as this Friday or tomorrow, Saturday. However, the newspaper cited another source as saying that the Iranian government continues to discuss plans to attack Israel and has not made a final decision.

Iran has threatened to retaliate Israel The attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus destroyed a building attached to the Tehran embassy that housed Iran's ambassador and killed six Syrians and seven Iranian Revolutionary Guards, including two senior commanders. Syrian capital.

Earlier than later

The Wall Street Journal U.S. intelligence had predicted an imminent Iranian attack on Israeli targets earlier this week, but he said it now appeared the attack would be inside Israel's territory. This Friday, the White House It is assumed that Iran's threats against Israel are “credible” And asserted that Washington is in contact with the Israeli government.

For his part, US President Joe Biden said he believed it Iran Will attack Israel soon. “I don't want to give out classified information, but my expectation is that it will be soon,” the president said, asking Tehran not to take the step. “We are committed to the defense of Israel. We will support Israel. We will help defend Israel and Iran will not win,” he added.

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DZC (EFE, AFP)