Israel Bracing for Unprecedented Direct Iran Attack in Days

May 29, 2024

(Bloomberg) -- Israel is bracing for a direct and unprecedented attack by Iran on government targets as soon as Saturday, according to people familiar with western intelligence assessments, a move that has the potential to trigger an all-out regional war. Asked what message he’d give to Iran, Biden responded, “Don’t.”“We are devoted to the defense of Israel,” Biden said. Israeli forces also intercepted two of Hezbollah’s explosive drones earlier in the day, the Israel Defense Forces said in a post on X. One of the people said it’s possible that the increasingly inflammatory rhetoric between Israel, Iran, and the US could be grandstanding, but said the working assumption for Israel and allies is that an attack is imminent. UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron warned Iran Thursday that an attack would escalate and drag in a wider array of actors.