Iran’s Khamenei marks 85th birthday amid reported Israeli strike

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

As Israel reportedly strikes Iran, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei marks his 85th birthday.

Khamenei, who has been Iran’s Supreme Leader since 1989, is the Middle East’s longest serving ruler.

Citing a pair of US officials, CBS News says that an Israeli missile struck an unidentified site in Iran, backing up an earlier report from ABC News.

Israeli officials have yet to comment.

Meanwhile, Army Radio says a number of senior Israeli security officials are currently at the Kirya military headquarters in Tel Aviv. The IDF-run outlet also reports that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps has declared the highest level of readiness at all its bases.

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