Iran's "True Promise" attack on Israel's airbase damaged an F35 and a C130 (VIDEO)

09:03 PM | 17 Apr, 2024

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi delivered a stern message on Wednesday during Iran's annual army parade, reiterating that any aggression from Israel would be met with a swift and forceful retaliation.

His remarks come amidst heightened tensions following Iran's recent attack on Israel's atomic airbase, marking the first direct assault on Israel since 1973.

"The slightest attack on our sovereignty will be met with a massive and harsh response," President Raisi declared, addressing the crowds gathered for the parade. His warning follows Israel's pledge to respond to the attack, despite international calls for restraint.

Reports suggest that Iran's recent attack on Israel's largest airbase Nevatim -- dubbed as "True Promise" -- resulted in damage to Israeli aircraft, including an F35 and a C130. The strike was seen as a significant escalation in the ongoing tensions between the two regional rivals.

The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), on the other hand, denied any damage to its aircraft.

President Raisi hailed the attack as a demonstration of Iran's strength and resolve against what he described as the "false hegemony" of the Zionist regime. He emphasized that Iran had shown restraint in its response but warned that it had the capability to inflict far greater damage if provoked further.

Since the attack, concerns have grown over the potential for a wider conflict in the Middle East, with Iran's allies in Lebanon and Yemen engaging in low-level hostilities with Israel. The UK's foreign minister, visiting Israel, suggested that Israel had decided to take action in response to the attack.

In response to the escalating tensions, American National Security Spokesperson John Kirby expressed concern over Iran's intentions, describing them as "very destructive." Kirby emphasized that it's wrong to claim that Iran had given a warning before attacking Israel.

Iranian officials have been clear in their stance, asserting that any retaliation by Israel would be met with a swift and decisive response. President Raisi emphasized that Iran's supporters would stand by the country in the event of further escalation.

As the world watches the escalating tensions between Iran and Israel, calls for calm and restraint have been echoed by international leaders. However, with both sides showing a willingness to escalate, the situation remains highly volatile, raising concerns of a broader conflict in the region.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 22 May 2024

 Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 22, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.15 for buying and 280.05 for selling.

Euro moved down to 297 for buying and 300 for selling while British Pound rate is 349 for buying, and 352.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.15 277.15
Euro EUR 297 300
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349 352.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.34 748.34
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.91
Danish Krone DKK 40.52 40.92
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.3 912.3
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.34 59.94
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.11 172.11
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.13 731.13
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.98 26.28
Swiss Franc CHF 305.97 308.47
Thai Bhat THB 7.67 7.82


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