FACT CHECK: Photo Shows North Korean Military Drill, Not Iranian Forces Prepping To Attack Israel

Elias Atienza | Senior Reporter

An image shared on Facebook claims to show Iranian forces preparing to attack Israel.

Verdict: False

The image is from 2017. It also shows the North Korean military, not the Iranians.

Fact Check:

Iran’s foreign minister claimed that the U.S. gave the “green light” for Israel to strike Iranian military officials in Damascus, according to The Associated Press.

Social media users are sharing an image of artillery pieces, claiming it shows Iran placing its military on alert for a strike against Israel.

One user wrote,”#Iran has placed its entire military on full high alert. #DonaldTrump calls on #Israel to end its war in #Gaza.Because another #genocide is coming, Iran and Israel will hit each other. Thankfully someone has the guts to fight for the #Ummah.”

The image, though, does not show the Iranian military. Through a reverse image search, Check Your Fact found that the image is from 2017 and shows the North Korean military. It was published by CNN in April 2017 and apparently shows a North Korean military drill.

It appears to have been taken on the 85th anniversary of North Korea’s military “foundation.” The 85th anniversary drills were reportedly done in the North Korean city of Wonsan, according to Reuters.

Logically Facts and Misbar also debunked the claim. (RELATED: Donald Trump Claims He Defeated ISIS In 4 Weeks)

Elias Atienza

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