War: You’ll hear from us – Iran warns US, others against joining Israel

Iran has warned the US, the UK and their allies against getting involved in the war against Israel.

The Islamic country also named its conflict against Israel ‘Operation True Promise.’

Iran launched hundreds of drones as well as cruise missiles towards Israel on Saturday.

Experts fear that this could bring the six-month-old war in Gaza into a full-blown regional conflagration.

Both Israel and Iran have confirmed the launch of what are believed to be powerful Iranian-manufactured Shahed drones.

The Israel Defense Forces IDF said more than 100 drones had been launched.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corp said an hour later it had also launched ballistic missiles at “specific targets” in Israel as part of what it deemed “Operation True Promise”.

“In response to the numerous crimes committed by the Zionist regime… the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fired dozens of missiles and drones at specific targets inside the occupied territories [Israel],” state television quoted a Guards statement as saying.

The New York Times reported that Israeli intelligence sources believe the expected targets will be Israeli military installations in the occupied Golan Heights, in the far north, and the Negev desert, in the far south.

Dozens of drones were spotted flying from Iran in the direction of Israel over Iraqi airspace, two Iraqi security sources told Reuters while Israel’s Channel 12 reported at midnight local time that the first Israeli interceptions of the Iranian drones had begun over eastern Syria and Jordan.

Yemen’s Houthi militia, and Lebanon’s Hezbollah, also said overnight they had joined the attack against Israel.

There were unconfirmed reports overnight that US, UK and Jordanian planes had been mobilised to intercept the Iranian attack.

Iran’s defence minister, Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, told state television in response that “any country that allows its airspace or soil to be used for Israel to attack Iran will receive a firm response from us.”