Iran President On Israel Attack On Embassy In Syria



Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday condemned a lethal air strike blamed on Israel towards his nation’s consular annex in Damascus, saying the “cowardly crime will not go unanswered”.

“After repeated defeats and failures against the faith and will of the Resistance Front fighters, the Zionist regime has put blind assassinations on its agenda in the struggle to save itself,” Raisi mentioned on his workplace’s web site.

“Day by day, we have witnessed the strengthening of the Resistance Front and the disgust and hatred of free nations towards the illegitimate nature of (Israel). This cowardly crime will not go unanswered.”

The air strike on the Iranian embassy’s five-storey annex killed seven members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, which runs Iran’s abroad navy operations.

Among the lifeless, had been Brigadier Generals Mohammad Reza Zahedi and Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, each senior commanders within the Quds Force, Guards’ overseas operations arm.

Zahedi, 63, had held a succession of instructions within the drive in a Guards profession spanning greater than 4 many years.

Israel declined to touch upon the strike.

The UN Security Council was to debate the lethal strike later Tuesday at a gathering requested by Syrian ally Russia.

“Iran reserves its legitimate and inherent right under international law and the United Nations Charter to take a decisive response to such reprehensible acts,” Iran’s mission to the world physique mentioned.

It warned the strike may “potentially ignite more conflict involving other nations” and known as on the Security Council “to condemn this unjustified criminal act.”

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