Iran has vowed to respond to last week’s attack on a Syrian airbase, which has been attributed to Israel. “Israel will suffer a blow for what it did to the T-4 base,” Iranian Foreign Ministry officials said Monday.
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The Iranian Foreign Ministry has warned that Tehran will respond to an attack on a Syrian airbase, which has been attributed to Israel. “Israel will suffer a blow for what it did to the T-4 base,” ministry officials stated on Monday, according to a Hadashot news report.
On Friday, Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that Israel made a “historic mistake” when it attacked the base. “Israel is not familiar with Iran,” he explained, adding that the Israeli assessments about Iran’s military capabilities are incorrect. “The Israelis need to know that they are in a direct conflict with Iran. Tehran is not weak,” he stated.
While Iran, Syria and Russia have accused Israel of attacking the Syrian military base used extensively by Iranian forces, Israel has neither confirmed nor denied the reports. In the attack, seven Iranians were killed.
Last week, a senior Iranian cleric warned Israel that if it “dares” to attack Hezbollah, the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa would be “razed to the ground,” according to Iranian media outlets. The Islamic cleric referred to recent remarks by Israeli officials concerning the possibility of a potential conflict with the terrorist organization in Lebanon in 2018.
Speaking to a group of worshipers in Tehran, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami claimed Israel has already attempted to defeat Hezbollah “one or two times” but the terrorist organization had turned Tel Aviv and Haifa into “ghosts cities” with 70km-range missiles.