Foreign Ministry denies reports Israel shuttering embassies amid Iran revenge threats

The Foreign Ministry denies reports in Hebrew media that Jerusalem is shuttering embassies around the world amid threats from Iran to retaliate for a strike earlier this week on one of its consular buildings in Damascus that it blames on Israel.

A Foreign Ministry spokesperson tells The Times of Israel no embassies have been evacuated and no evacuations are planned at this time.

An Israeli diplomat stationed abroad also denies the reports.

“I’m not aware of any evacuation plans,” the diplomat tells the Times of Israel on condition of anonymity.

While Israel has not claimed responsibility for Monday’s attack, which killed Iran’s top Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps general in Syria along with his deputy and five other IRGC officers, Tehran has blamed Jerusalem and vowed revenge. The IRGC is a US-designated terror group.

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