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Perpetrators, supporters of terrorist Israeli attack on Iran’s consulate ‘will be punished’: Raeisi

President Ebrahim Raeisi has vowed punishment for those responsible for the Israeli regime’s terrorist attack against the Iranian consulate in the Syrian capital.

Raeisi made the remarks during a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, a day after Israeli airstrikes destroyed the consular annex of Iran’s embassy in Damascus and killed 13 people, including seven members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

He offered condolences to the Iranian nation over the killing of the IRGC advisors.

“The perpetrators and supporters of this huge crime will be punished by warriors of Islam, and they will pay for their shameful act,” the Iranian president added.

Israel’s deadly attack proves that the criminal Zionist regime is not committed to international regulations and treaties, as well as humanitarian and moral principles, he noted.

In an earlier statement, Raeisi said Israel has resorted to indiscriminate assassinations after back-to-back failures in the face of the resistance, warning that the regime’s latest crime in Syria “will not go unanswered.”

Senior IRGC commander, his deputy assassinated in Israeli attack on Iran Embassy's consular section in Syria

Senior IRGC commander, his deputy assassinated in Israeli attack on Iran Embassy’s consular section in Syria

A commander of Iran

On Monday afternoon, Israeli warplanes bombed the Iranian consulate, situated next to the embassy building in Damascus’s Mezzeh district.

The air raid killed two senior Iranian military personnel who were on an advisory mission to Syria as well as five of their accompanying officers.

Iranian officials have emphasized the country’s right to deliver a firm response to the Israeli crime that violated all international obligations and conventions.

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