IRGC commander claims Israel offered Tehran compromise on Gaza to avoid missile attack

The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Aerospace Force claims Israel sent messages to Tehran via Egypt that it would “compromise” in Gaza to avert an Iranian response to an attack on Iran’s embassy in Syria, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reports.

Iran launched some 300 explosive drones and missiles at Israel in April in its first direct attack on Israeli territory, a retaliatory strike for what it said was an Israeli strike on its Damascus mission in which seven officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were killed.

Nearly all off the projectiles were shot down, but Amirali Hajizadeh nonetheless claims that Iran’s attack “destroyed” targeted Israeli military bases.

He also claims Israel struck the IRGC officers in Damascus because it was looking for an easy win after the failures of October 7 and did not think it would trigger a direct response from Tehran.

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