Israeli Opposition Leader Slams Netanyahu over Failed Response to Iran's Retaliatory Strikes

Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid has fiercely criticized Benjamin Netanyahu and his administration for their inability to confront Iran's retaliatory attacks on the occupied territories.

Iran (IMNA) - In a social media post, Lapid blamed Netanyahu's cabinet for the "total loss of Israeli deterrence" against Iran's unprecedented assault, which occurred late on Saturday. The opposition leader also accused the prime minister of "destroying" the nation's deterrence, deeming him an "existential threat to Israel."

In response to the Israeli regime's aggression on Iranian diplomatic facilities in Damascus on April 1, which martyred two IRGC generals and five accompanying officers, Iran launched Operation True Promise, targeting the occupied territories with hundreds of drones and missiles. The extent of damage on Israeli military bases remains undisclosed.

Following the reprisal, Iran warned Israel against further retaliation and urged the US to avoid involvement in the conflict. Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi stated that any "reckless behavior" from Israel or its supporters would prompt a "decisive and much stronger response." Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Baqeri, also cautioned the US against backing Israel, threatening to target their bases.

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Major General Hossein Salami, warned that Tehran would retaliate against any Israeli attacks on its interests, assets, figures, or citizens. Iran's permanent mission to the United Nations also declared Tehran's response to Israeli aggression as a "legitimate defense" in accordance with the UN charter, urging the US to stay away from the matter.

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