Iran not likely to retaliate after alleged Israeli strike: ‘Not ready’

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But the strike, which Iranian state television reported also killed several Iranian diplomats, is likely to draw some sort of response, Roggio said.

“It is difficult to say how the Iranians respond,” Roggio said. “The Iranians may try to target Israelis overseas, and may also leverage its militias – Hezbollah, the Houthis, and the Iraqi and Syria militias, to strike at targets within Israel.”

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Carmon’s said his assessment is that, “Khamenei will not react to the Israeli escalation by escalating against an Israeli target BY IRAN ITSELF. Rather, he will continue with the proxy game, targeting Israel by the Houthis, Hezbollah and possibly by terrorists in the West. He does not need and is not ready for an all-out war with Israel at this time.”

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