Iranian President’s Statement on Israel’s Targeting of the Iranian Consulate in Damascus

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi on Tuesday condemned a deadly airstrike blamed on Israel against his country’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 said on his office’s website.


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

The airstrike on the Iranian embassy’s five-story annex killed seven members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, which runs Iran’s overseas military operations.

Among the dead, were Brigadier Generals Mohammad Reza Zahedi and Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, both senior commanders in the Quds Force, Guards’ foreign operations arm.


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