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An Iranian cargo plane in Damascus
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L-R: An alleged Israeli attack in Syria and the Boeing 747 that headed from Tehran to Damascus

Iran vows 'crushing response' to any Israeli action against regional interests

Speaking as Revolutionary Guard plane previously damaged in Syria airstrike attributed to Israel leaves Tehran for Damascus, Iranian official vows reply 'will cause regret to any kind of aggression or stupid action from this regime'

Reuters, Ynet |
Published: 02.12.20 , 19:57
Iran will respond forcefully to any Israeli action against its interests in the region, its Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency.
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  • "The Islamic Republic of Iran will give a crushing response that will cause regret to any kind of aggression or stupid action from this regime against our country's interests in Syria and the region," ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said.
    L-R: An alleged Israeli attack in Syria and the Boeing 747 that headed from Tehran to Damascus  L-R: An alleged Israeli attack in Syria and the Boeing 747 that headed from Tehran to Damascus
    L-R: An alleged Israeli attack in Syria and the Boeing 747 that headed from Tehran to Damascus
    (Photo: EPA)
    The unusual statement came after a plane belonging to the Revolutionary Guard Corps took off from Tehran to Damascus.
    The plane had been out of commission for the past six months after it was damaged in a June 2019 airstrike on Syria attributed to Israel.
    הריסות לאחר תקיפות חיל האוויר בדמשקהריסות לאחר תקיפות חיל האוויר בדמשק
    The aftermath of an alleged recent Israeli strike on Iranian targets in Syria
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier this week that Israel is currently operating in Syria to prevent Iranian entrenchment there and on Tuesday, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett made statements about a changed Israeli conception when it comes to Iran.
    טקס אסון המסוקים בהשתתפות ראובן ריבלין, נפתלי בנט ואביב כוכבי טקס אסון המסוקים בהשתתפות ראובן ריבלין, נפתלי בנט ואביב כוכבי
    Defense Minister Bennett warns Iran to get out of Syria
    (Photo: Efi Sharir)
    "Our end goal is to oust Iran from Syria," Bennett said, warning Iran that their efforts to set up terror bases will only bring Israel to increase its attacks.
    "The Iranians should not be mistaken, we will continue to thwart any Iranian presence on our northern border."
    Shortly before the Boeing 747 cargo plane landed in Damascus, Iranian officials accused Israel of carrying out attacks against military forces in Syria that are allied with Tehran.
    The flight path of the Revolutionary Guard plane from Tehran to Damascus The flight path of the Revolutionary Guard plane from Tehran to Damascus
    The flight path of the Revolutionary Guard plane from Tehran to Damascus
    (Photo: Courtesy)
    The Revolutionary Guard Corps has at its disposal two cargo planes that shuttle between the capitals. In the past, they were believed to be carrying weapons for the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group.
    At least 23 people were killed in Syria in a pre-dawn raid attributed to Israel last week, according to the London-based Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitoring group. Three of the victims were reported to have been Iranian nationals.

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