(ANSA) - WASHINGTON, JAN 29 - Israel has carried out a drone attack against the defense complex in Iran, while the United States and Israel seek new ways to contain Tehran's nuclear and military ambitions: the Wall Street Journal writes exclusively, citing US officials and sources familiar with the transaction.
The raid hit a munitions factory in the city of Isfahan, right next to a site belonging to the Iran Space Research Center, sanctioned by the US for its activity related to Iran's ballistic missile program.
The blitz, according to the WSJ, marks the first known attack carried out by Israel under the new far-right coalition government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who authorized a series of bold operations inside Iran when he held this role for the WSJ. last from 2009 to 2021.
Israel's latest attack, writes the newspaper, comes as Israeli and American leaders are discussing new ways to combat Iran's destabilizing operations, including deepening military cooperation with Russia.
CIA Director William Burns made an unannounced trip to Israel last week to discuss Iran and other regional issues, according to sources close to the file.
On Monday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken will arrive in Israel to continue US-Israel talks on Iran and other regional issues.
Last week, the United States and Israel conducted their largest joint military exercise ever involving more than 7,500 personnel from both countries in a series of scenarios to test their ability to knock out air defense systems and refuel jets, operations that they could be key elements of a major military strike against Iran.
Israel's top general in office told the Wall Street Journal last week that Israel and the United States are preparing for the worst.