A senior American general visits Israel amid fears of the Iranian threat: The Pentagon – Global News (Trending Perfect)


Washington: No America's highest-ranking commander to The Middle East inside Israel For conversations on Security threats With the country's military officials Pentagon He said Thursday.
The visit comes amid fears of Iran's retaliation after an Israeli strike killed seven members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, including two generals, in Syria earlier this month.
Pentagon spokesman Maj. Gen. Pat Rader told reporters that Gen. Eric Kurella is in Israel “to meet with the main command of the Israeli army… and discuss current security threats in the region.”
Ryder said the flight was postponed from the previously scheduled date “due to recent developments.”
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Wednesday that Israel “must and will be punished,” while US President Joe Biden pledged to provide “firm” support to its largest regional ally.
On the other hand, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke Thursday with his Israeli counterpart Yoav Gallant, who informed the US Defense Secretary that “a direct Iranian attack will require an appropriate Israeli response against Iran.”
The Israeli Ministry of Defense said in a statement that the two men “discussed preparations for an Iranian attack against the State of Israel,” adding that Gallant “confirmed that the State of Israel will not tolerate any Iranian attack on its territory.”



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