Iran's president accuses Israel of crossing "red lines"
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated that Israel's actions have exceeded what is considered acceptable, potentially prompting collective action
He made the statement on Twitter (X).
Raisi's statement read, "Zionist regime’s crimes have crossed the red lines, which may force everyone to take action."
The Iranian president also claimed that the US had asked Iran "not to do anything" while continuing to offer extensive support to Israel.
He further stated, "The US sent messages to the Axis of Resistance but received a clear response on the battlefield."
Note: The "Axis of Resistance" comprises Iranian-backed groups in the Middle East, including Hamas, which attacked Israel on October 7, 2023, leading to ongoing hostilities.
On October 15, Iran appealed to Israel, urging de-escalation in the conflict with Hamas while warning of potential retaliation if the operation persisted.
US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, issued a warning, stating that the US would respond firmly to any attacks on its citizens by Iran.
On October 27, media reported that American fighter jets carried out airstrikes on Iranian IRGC positions in eastern Syria in response to attacks on American bases.