The official, a member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security Committee, says an external strike has been ruled out, citing a lack of shrapnel at the site.
The shot was fired during clashes between Egyptian military forces and armed smugglers, Arab media reports; Israel is investigating.
The move means “Iranian surface-to-air missile batteries would be ready to fire at targets perceived to be a threat,” according to CNN.
“The Israeli-Greek military bond continues to grow stronger,” the IDF says of the meeting between Hellenic National Defense General Staff Chief Konstantinos Floros and Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi.
The announcement has led to conjecture that the urgency for in-flight refueling comes as a result of concern of an Iranian reprisal to a wave of explosions targeting military and nuclear sites in Iran.
Lebanon’s al-Manar network reported on Sunday that Hezbollah amassed its soldiers on the border fence with Israel
The pilots managed to reactivate one of the Black Hawk’s engines when the chopper was less than 100 feet from the ground.
The Israel Defense Forces is not planning to lock down bases as it did during the first wave of the virus.
Iranian Diplomat Threatens US and Israel With Cyber and Military Retaliation for Wave of Explosions Targeting Nuclear Facilities.
“I believe that the relevant officials have received instructions to deliver a punishing, powerful, and swift retaliation against whoever decided to participate in this,”
The report comes on the backdrop of unexplained explosions at nuclear and power facilities across the Islamic Republic.