Live – Iran-Israel: France’s interception of Iranian drones was done “in respect of the constitution”

Here's what to remember Tuesday evening about the situation between Israel and Iran:

◾ The Israeli army announced that Iran will not emerge “unscathed” after its unprecedented attack on the Jewish state. Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari said: “Israel cannot stand idly by in the face of such aggression,” stressing that “the launching of 110 missiles directly at Israel will not go unpunished, and we will respond when, where and in the manner we choose.”

◾The United States and the European Union warned in separate statements that they are preparing to tighten their sanctions on Iran. “I expect we will impose additional sanctions on Iran in the coming days,” US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Tuesday. “The idea is to expand the current (sanctions) regime against Iranian drones,” said Josep Borrell, head of European diplomacy.

◾Hezbollah announced, on Tuesday, the killing of three of its members in Israeli raids in Lebanon, as the powerful Lebanese formation supported by Iran launched attacks on northern Israel. The Israeli army confirmed in a statement that an Israeli army plane “assassinated the commander of the coastal sector of Hezbollah, Ismail Youssef Baz.” Later in the evening, the Israeli army announced the killing of Muhammad Hussein Mustafa Shishouri, who was presented as the commander of Hezbollah's Radwan Forces responsible for rockets and missiles in central and western Lebanon, in an air strike in Kfar Donin in southern Lebanon. Mahmoud Ibrahim Fadlallah, another activist in the movement.

◾ Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Israel and Iran to exercise “restraint” during an interview with his Iranian counterpart, Ibrahim Raisi, warning of the “catastrophic consequences” of any additional escalation.

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◾The British airline EasyJet, which announced yesterday the suspension of its flights to Tel Aviv for a week after the attack launched by Iran on Israel, indicated today that these communications will ultimately remain suspended until the end of October.

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