Shamkhani Warns Israel of Heavy Costs of Iran’s Response

Shamkhani Warns Israel of Heavy Costs of Iran’s Response

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani warned the Zionist regime to brace itself for the heavy price it will have to pay for any action against Iran instead of allotting budget to confront the Islamic Republic.

“Instead of allocating 1.5 billion dollars budget for atrocities against Iran, the Zionist regime should focus on providing tens of thousands of billion dollars funding to repair the damage that is going to be caused by Iran's shocking response,” Shamkhani said in a post on his Twitter account on Sunday.

His comments came after English-language online newspaper The Times of Israel, citing a report published by Channel 12, reported that Israeli officials had approved a budget of five billion shekels ($1.5 billion) to purchase high-powered weapons and equipment in preparation for a possible attack against Iranian nuclear facilities.

Around $600 million will be added to the previous $900 million budget for acquiring aircraft, intelligence-gathering drones, and weapons that can destroy heavily fortified underground sites, the report added.

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