Iran Denies Intentions To Aggravate Relations With Israel - FM

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 20. Iran doesn't intendto enter into conflict with Israel unless the Israeli side takesnew steps, Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian said,Trend reports.

According to him, if Israel acts against Iran's interests,Iran's next response will be immediate and maximal.

In response to reports of Israel's attack on Iran on the nightof April 19, the Iranian minister noted that there were no attacksduring last night's incident.

"The quadcopters shot down in Isfahan were launched from withinthe city. These quadcopters are toys used by children in Iran.

Regarding Iran's attack on Israel with missiles and UAVs, Iransimply wanted to make a warning. Iran could have targeted Haifa,Tel Aviv, and all of Israel's ports, but it targeted two militarybases that were used to attack the embassy building in Damascus wanted to demonstrate to the world that it has the will todefend its interests and national security," noted theminister.

As previously reported, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps(SEPAH) attacked Israel with cruise and ballistic missiles underthe code name Operation True Promise. The attacks were carried outin response to Israel's bombing of the Iranian embassy in Damascuson April 1. This is the first direct military conflict between thetwo countries.

On the morning of April 14, Iran announced the end of theoperation against Israel.

On April 19, the Iranian side announced that at nearly 03:00(GMT +4), unmanned aerial vehicles were spotted over Isfahan. Afterthat, with the help of an air defense system, they were 'destroyedin the sky'.

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