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Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz warned Iran Wednesday not to attack Israel from Iranian territory, more than a week after a suspected Israeli strike hit Iran’s consulate in Syria’s capital.

“If Iran attacks from its own territory, Israel will respond and attack in Iran,” Katz said in a post on the social media platform X.

Katz also messaged the account of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in the post.

Hours earlier, Khamenei said Israel “must be punished” for the consulate attack.

“When they attacked our consulate area, it was like they attacked our territory,” Khamenei said, in remarks broadcast by Iranian state television.

Israel has carried out airstrikes in Syria in recent years against Iran-linked targets. Iran said the April 1 attack on the consulate killed seven military advisers.

As Israel carries out its counteroffensive aimed at defeating the Iran-backed Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip, there have been frequent cross-border clashes between Israeli forces and Iran-backed Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.

Iran also supports the Houthi militants in Yemen, who have carried out months of attacks targeting commercial ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

Some information for this report came from The Associated Press, Agence France-Presse and Reuters.