(UnitedVoice.com) – Iran is Israel’s biggest enemy in the Middle East. After the terrorist attack in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of providing 90% of Hamas funding. Iran has now confirmed the death of a senior military official and vowed revenge.
On December 25, an Israeli airstrike outside of Damascus, Syria, killed a senior adviser in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Reuters reported sources identified the adviser as Sayyed Razi Mousavi. He was responsible for coordinating the military alliance between Iran and Syria.
Hossein Akbari, Iran’s ambassador in Syria, reportedly told Iranian state TV that Israel killed Mousavi after he returned home from work. Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi accused Israel of “weakness” and said it would “pay the price” for the killing. The Revolutionary Guards also threatened Israel, saying the “savage Zionist regime will pay for this crime.”
Nasser Kanaani, spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, told state media that his nation is reserving the right to take action against Israel. IDF Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, a spokesperson for the military, refused to “comment on foreign reports.” He went on to say it’s the IDF’s “job to protect the security interests of Israel.”
Israel has been attacking Iranian targets in Syria for years. The Iranian government’s influence is substantial in the war-torn Middle Eastern country. Israeli strikes also killed two other members of the IRGC.
The news came the same day as US military strikes on IRGC-backed targets in Iraq. Those were in retaliation for a Christmas Day attack on a base in Iraq that injured three US troops. The groups have increased attacks on the US in the wake of the war between Hamas and Israel.
The conflicts have worried some experts who are concerned about a much more serious conflict breaking out in the region in the wake of the terrorist attack on Israel.
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