Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif strongly condemned Israel’s Sunday attack on the Syrian Golan Heights that killed an Iranian military adviser and six Hezbollah members, saying that the raid showed the close cooperation between Israel and the Takfiri terrorists.
“The aggressive act of the Zionist regime in Golan (Heights) is another sign of cooperation between this regime and the Takfiri terrorists,” Zarif said in a meeting with Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) in Tehran on Wednesday.
The Iranian foreign minister reiterated that Israel’s terrorist attack was carried out to aid Takfiri terrorists in Syria following their repeated defeats and retreats in the battle against the Damascus army in recent months.
Jibril, for his part, condemned Israel’s attack on the Hezbollah resistance movement in the Golan Heights, and said, “The experience of the resistance movement’s victories, including the 22-day (Gaza) and the 33-day (Lebanon) wars, shows that resistance is the only way to fully retrieve the Palestinian nations’ rights against the Zionist occupiers.”
On Sunday, an Israeli helicopter struck Quneitra in Syria’s Golan Heights, killing Iranian military advisor Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi as well as the son of slain Hezbollah top commander Imad Mughniyeh and 5 other Hezbollah members.
Several state and military officials in Tehran as well as the Lebanese movement have vowed a crushing response to the Israeli attack.
On Tuesday, Commander of the IRGC Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned Tel Aviv of the devastating response of the regional resistance movements to Israel.
“The IRGC will remain steadfast on the path to the collapse of the Zionist regime of Israel through its continued support for the Lebanese and Palestinian combatants, but this time it supports will be on a scale larger than its supports during the 33-day and 51-day wars against the Israeli army,” General Jafari said in a message released on the occasion of the martyrdom of Allahdadi.
The Iranian top commander said resistance groups in the region would soon give a crushing response to Israel’s Sunday raid.
“The Zionists must wait for the devastating thunderbolts of the anti-Israel resistance groups in the region,” the Iranian commander warned.
Also, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Logistics Major General Mostafa Izadi underlined today that the Israelis are and should be deeply worried about the crushing response that they will receive for killing several Hezbollah members and the Iranian military adviser in Syria.
“They thought that they will a get good result, but now they know that they will receive a crushing response and because fear and fright is intermingled with their nature, they make these remarks (that they weren’t aware of the veteran Iranian commander’s presence among those martyred in Israeli air raid in Syria on Sunday). Muslim fighters will take a firm and powerful revenge for the blood of these martyrs,” Izadi said in Tehran on Wednesday.
Izadi said that the assassination occurred in Syria which is not directly in war with Israel and their attack was carried out on purpose “and the Zionists’ remarks are only desperate propaganda”.
He also stressed that Iran merely plays an advisory role in Syria.