VIDEO | Andonovic: Israel attacked Iran – thoughtful message, revenge, or warning?

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Israel hit back at Iran tonight. The target of the Israeli strikes was the Iranian province of Isfahan, where Iranian state media reported that explosions were heard.

Targets near the city of Isfahan, where the Iranian nuclear facilities are allegedly located, were attacked.

Israel has spent days weighing its response to missile attacks by Iran over the weekend, which were carried out in retaliation for an Israeli attack on a consulate compound in Syria earlier this month.

Netanyahu himself announced that Israel will not remain indebted to Iran and that after being attacked with 300 drones by Iran, it will be retaliated very quickly, stressing that the attacks will be targeted and will not cause any regional implications.

By targeting Iran's Isfahan province, where significant nuclear facilities are located, Israel likely wants to send a message that it can easily overwhelm Iran's air defenses, military experts say.

On the other hand, the tension in the region has also increased, especially since Israel is now again facing danger in the event that Iran decides to respond with another demonstration of force," that is, to attack Israel again.

In initial reactions to the Israeli attack, Iranian officials said that air defenses had shot down three drones, and that there was no damage so far from the attack.

Iran has no plans for immediate retaliation against Israel, a senior Iranian official told Reuters.

"The foreign source of the incident has not been confirmed. "We have not received any external attack, and the discussion is more inclined towards infiltration than attack," Reuters reported a statement from Iranian officials.

Since Israel does not usually confirm or deny attacks it is apparently behind, this morning's attack was apparently in response to an Iranian attack last Saturday, when more than 200 drones and cruise and ballistic missiles were launched into Israeli territory. Most did not even reach Israeli soil because they were intercepted by Israeli air defenses with the help of the US and UK air forces.

A retaliatory attack on Iran was expected, the only question was in what scope and with what force it would be carried out. According to information from Iran, the attack was limited and there were no casualties.

After this attack, world experts do not expect further escalation, but they fear that Iran will speed up the work of disarming nuclear weapons. Although not officially yet, many believe that it is only a matter of days before Iran acquires nuclear weapons.

Then, according to many, Iran's eventual threats will become a nuclear threat to Israel and the Middle East.

Especially since Israel also has a nuclear arsenal, which only indicates what the Israeli-Iranian conflict can grow into in the future.

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