Iran vows swift response to Israeli attack

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Iran vows swift response to Israeli attack

Iran's Presiden spoke with Russian President Putin on Tuesday, telling him that Tehran isn't interested in an escalation.

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant holds Briefing in Preparation for IDF Planned Activities in Rafah. Credit: Ariel Hermoni
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant holds Briefing in Preparation for IDF Planned Activities in Rafah. Credit: Ariel Hermoni

Iran vowed to respond to an Israeli attack “within seconds” as Jerusalem prepares to strike the regime in retaliation for a major drone and missile attack on Saturday. 

“We categorically declare that the smallest action against Iranian interests will certainly be met with a severe, widespread and painful response against any perpetrator,” Iran’s President Ibrahim Raisi told Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

Raisi also spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, telling him that Iran isn’t interested in an escalation. Putin told Raisi that further escalation would have “catastrophic consequences for the entire region.”

“Vladimir Putin expressed hope that all sides would show reasonable restraint and prevent a new round of confrontation fraught with catastrophic consequences for the entire region,” Putin said according to a statement released by Kremlin.

Kremlin added that both Iran and Russia agree that the “root cause of the current events in the Middle East is the unresolved Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

“In this regard, the principled approaches of Russia and Iran in favour of an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, easing the difficult humanitarian situation, and creating conditions for a political and diplomatic settlement of the crisis were confirmed.”

Meanwhile the European Union said it was “exploring how to expand sanctions already imposed on Iran.”

Washington reportedly also prepared to impose fresh sanctions on Iran. “Treasury will not hesitate to work with our allies to use our sanctions authority to continue disrupting the Iranian regime’s malign and destabilising activity,” U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said according Axios.

“The attack by Iran and its proxies underscores the importance of Treasury’s work to use our economic tools to counter Iran’s malign activity,” she reportedly added.

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...


Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.


There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.


In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.


Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more: