Iranian Daily Publishes Map of 'Targets in Israel' Tehran Could Strike in Case of Armed Conflict

© AFP 2022 / SEPAH NEWSThis handout photo provided by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) official website via SEPAH News on January 15, 2021, shows a launch of missiles during a military drill in an unknown location in central Iran
This handout photo provided by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) official website via SEPAH News on January 15, 2021, shows a launch of missiles during a military drill in an unknown location in central Iran - Sputnik International, 1920, 15.12.2021
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Tehran has often warned Tel Aviv not to carry out a strike against the Islamic Republic - an option Israel has reportedly mulled in the light of ongoing diplomatic efforts in Vienna to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal, that would result in the lifting of sanctions from Tehran.
Iranian daily newspaper, Tehran Times, has published a map of Israel covered in red dots presumably representing sites that might be targeted by Iran should Israel launch a pre-emptive attack. Shown on the front page of the latest edition of the newspaper, the map marks dozens of locations in Israel and is followed by a headline which simply reads, "Just One Wrong Move!"
© Photo : screenshot//Tehran TimesScreengrab ofTehran Times' front page of the 14108 issue from 15 December, 2021
Screengrab ofTehran Times' front page of the 14108 issue from 15 December, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 15.12.2021
Screengrab ofTehran Times' front page of the 14108 issue from 15 December, 2021
The article itself is reminiscent of a recent report in Israel's newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, which claimed that a recent airstrike in Syria was Tel Aviv's "direct message" to Iran. The Israeli media also reported that Israeli Air Force and military intelligence had recently boosted their numbers in preparation for an alleged future "attack on Iran".
Tehran Times also recalled that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed plans to hold large-scale war games next year simulating an offensive against the Islamic Republic.
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The Iranian newspaper stressed that it did not need to remind Israel of the recent advances Tehran has achieved in the defence industry. It also reiterated the 2013 warning of Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, who cautioned Israel against attacking Iran, vowing that such an offensive would have dire consequences.

"Sometimes the leaders of the Zionist regime even threaten us; they are threatening to strike militarily, but I think they know - and if they do not know, they ought to - that if they make a mistake, the Islamic Republic will destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa."

Tehran Times did not elaborate whether its map is based on insider information about Tehran war plans or just their own prediction. The map itself raises certain questions since it contains marks on Lebanese territory, as well as several Palestinian cities – Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah and Hebron. There are also several marks in the empty spaces of the Negev desert.
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