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Israel-Iran war news: Tehran celebrates ‘success of operation Honest Promise' | 10 points

Iran launched drone and missile attacks on Israel in retaliation to an attack on Iran's consulate. Iran celebrated the operation 'Honest Promise' with a military parade. Israel claimed to have thwarted every attack.

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi attends a military parade alongside high-ranking officials and commanders during a ceremony marking the country's annual army day in Tehran on April 17, 2024. (AFP)Premium
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi attends a military parade alongside high-ranking officials and commanders during a ceremony marking the country's annual army day in Tehran on April 17, 2024. (AFP)

Iran-Israel war: Iran marked the “success" of operation ‘Honest Promise’ on Wednesday, April 17, following its weekend drone and missile assaults on Israel.

Tehran claimed the attacks were in retaliation to the Netanyahu regime's strike on its consulate in Damascus, which resulted in the deaths of two Islamic Revolutionary Guards on April 1. 

Iran celebrated the purported achievement with an annual military parade. Meanwhile, Israel commended the effectiveness of its Iron Dome defense system, with Netanyahu's government asserting they successfully intercepted all of drones and missiles launched by Iran. 

– Notably, UK PM Rishi Sunak and several other European nations also claimed to have intercepted Iranian missiles and drones.

– The series of retaliatory attacks that have plagued West Asian nations – Iran, Israel and Gaza – have sparked fears of a larger conflict, potentially escalating into a Middle Eastern war.  

Iran's 'Operation Honest Promise’ against Israel

– Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday said that the operation Honest Promise “brought down the glory of the Zionist regime (Israel)". He made the claim at a military base on the outskirts of Tehran.

– "This operation showed that our armed forces are ready," he said in a speech addressed to the regular army and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Raisi on Wednesday reiterated warnings against "the slightest act of aggression" by Israel, saying it would lead to "a fierce and severe response".

– The military parade in Iran on Wednesday saw Iranian armed forces showcase a range of military equipment including drones and long-range ballistic missiles

Iran has been maintaining that the attack on Israel was ‘self defence’ following the consulate attack in Syria

– The ‘self defense’ rhetoric had played out for Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel, and was supported by US President Joe Biden, in October 2023, after Hamas attacked Israel. Since then over 33,000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, after Israel outrageous offensive.

– This marked Iran's first direct assault on Israel, a response to the April 1 airstrike targeting the Iranian consulate in Damascus. The strike demolished the five-story consular annex of the Iranian embassy, claiming the lives of seven Revolutionary Guards, including two generals.

How Israel reacted

– The Israeli army said the vast majority of the projectiles fired by Iran were shot down – with the help of the United States and other allies – and that the attack caused only “minimal damage".

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Published: 17 Apr 2024, 02:31 PM IST
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