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The drone attack that caused a massive explosion in the Iranian city of Isfahan was the work of the Israeli intelligence service, Mossad, according to US officials.

In a daring operation, Israeli agents appear to have launched an attack from within. Iran.

AND US An intelligence official said on Sunday that Israel was behind the attack, but the Israeli military declined to comment.

Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder confirmed that US troops were not involved, but also declined to comment further.

But an Israeli intelligence expert says there are indications that the strike was an Israeli operation.

Israeli intelligence analyst Ronen Bergman told Sky News: “The use of quadcopters is a very well-known Israeli intelligence cliché and a source of concern for the Iranian regime, as the drone’s short range means they were launched from within Iran, highlighting the possibilities.”

Mr. Bergman is a prominent Mossad authority and the author of Arise and Kill First, The Secret History of Israeli Targeted Killings.

It is not yet clear how much damage was caused by the drone attack.

Iran claims it thwarted the raid by shooting down the drones, but Bergman says Israel considers the operation a success.

The attack has not been confirmed, but footage taken by a witness in Isfahan shows a massive explosion at a munitions factory in the city.

The city is the research and development center for Iranian missile technology.

“Ukraine warned you”

Israeli sources say that the attack was not related to the supply of drones to Russia.

Iran supplies cheap drones to Russia used to have a devastating effect on mostly civilian targets in Ukraine.

Ukrainian government adviser Mykhaylo Podolyak tweeted: “Explosive night in Iran, Ukraine warned you.”

Iran called the Ukrainian ambassador over a tweet.

Separately, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement condemning “any provocative actions that could potentially provoke an uncontrolled escalation of tension in an already far from calm region.”

The attack is the first known use of force inside Iran by Israel under its new far-right coalition government led by Benjamin Netanyahu.

But this suggests that he is ready to continue the hawkish policy of his predecessor, Naftali Bennett, who advocated a new “octopus doctrine” on Iran.

Instead of hitting the Iranian regime’s many “tentacles” in the region, he favors hitting him in the head.

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The Mossad appears to have developed a significant presence in Iran if it can carry out short-range drone attacks on secret Iranian military installations with impunity.

Israel does not want to directly help Ukraine militarily, even though Russia uses weapons supplied by Israel’s enemies in Iran.

Israel does not want to alienate Russia and revoke its permission for military flights over Syria.

But this latest operation will please Kyiv if it harms Iran’s missile capability.

Iran is believed to be considering supplying Russia with more advanced missiles than the drones it currently sends.

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