Fear of an attack by Iran: the US has restricted the travel of its officials to Israel

Iran has vowed revenge, blaming Israel for an attack on its consulate in Syria 11 days ago that killed 13 people

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American Embassy in Jerusalem, Photo: Reuters
American Embassy in Jerusalem, Photo: Reuters
Disclaimer: The translations are mostly done through AI translator and might not be 100% accurate.

The United States of America (US) has restricted the travel of its officials to Israel due to fears of an Iranian attack.

The US embassy said it told staff not to travel outside the greater Jerusalem, Tel Aviv or Bersheva area "out of an abundance of caution".

Iran has vowed revenge, blaming Israel for an attack on its consulate in Syria 11 days ago that killed 13 people.

Israel has not claimed responsibility for the attack on the consulate, but many believe it was behind it.

Iran supports Hamas, a militant organization designated as a terrorist organization by the US and the European Union. Hamas is waging a battle against Israel in Gaza.

Tehran also supports other groups throughout the region, including some, such as Hezbollah in Lebanon, that frequently carry out attacks against Israelis.

Among those killed in the attack on the consulate was the senior commander of Iran's elite Quds Force in Syria and Lebanon, as well as other military personnel.

The attack comes amid continued diplomatic efforts to prevent the war in the Gaza Strip from spreading to the rest of the region.

US President Joseph Biden warned on Wednesday that Iran was threatening to launch a "significant attack" and pledged to offer "unwavering" support to Israel.

The commander responsible for US operations in the Middle East, Eric Kurila, traveled to Israel to discuss security threats with officials.

The Pentagon said the visit was previously scheduled but was postponed "due to recent events."

US Secretary of State Ethnoni Blinken spoke with the foreign ministers of China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to assert that further escalation is not in anyone's interest.

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