Iran Vows To Seek Retribution After Senior General's Killing: Israel Braces for Consequences

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 12/26/2023
Following the reported killing of a senior general in Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps by Israel in Syria on Monday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi expressed his determination to seek retribution.

According to a report by The Times of Israel (TOI), Raisi made a statement indicating that Israel will face consequences for what he referred to as a crime.

In a statement, Raisi expressed his belief that this action serves as further evidence of the frustration, helplessness, and incapacity of the usurping Zionist regime in the region.  

According to the Iranian Tasnim News Agency, Brig. Gen. Razi Mousavi was allegedly killed in an Israeli airstrike that took place in the Damascus suburb of Sayida Zeinab.

During a press conference on Monday, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, a spokesperson for the Israeli military, chose not to provide any comments regarding the reported airstrike, as reported by the TOI.

According to a report by the TOI, Iran's foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, made a statement on X, previously known as Twitter, stating that Tel Aviv is currently facing a challenging countdown. He also mentioned that Mousavi, who has been actively involved in safeguarding Iran's and the region's security, has displayed great courage throughout many years.

The strike has occurred amidst ongoing tensions between Israel and Hezbollah along the northern border of Israel.

Mousavi, according to reports, had a close relationship with Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in a targeted U.S. drone attack in 2020. According to a report by the TOI, he is said to have played a key role in facilitating the military alliance between Iran and Syria. Additionally, there are indications that he may have been involved in the provision of weapons to Hezbollah.

In recent months, the tensions between Iran and Israel have escalated significantly. This escalation can be attributed to Israel's decision to launch a series of airstrikes on Gaza. The Israeli military took this action in response to an attack on October 7th, which was carried out by a group that has been officially designated as a terrorist organization by the United States government.

Concerns about the potential escalation of the conflict have been consistently present during the ongoing war in Gaza, primarily due to the actions of Hezbollah, which has launched rockets into northern Israel.

The disruption of shipping through the Red Sea by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen serves as an indication of the increasing dangers associated with the expanding conflict.


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