Dec 24, 2019 12:01 UTC
  • Zionist regime air raids against Syria will not go unanswered: Velayati

A senior Iranian official says the illegal Zionist entity “will regret” committing acts of aggression against Syria, and that the Syrian and Lebanese nations will give a response to the Tel Aviv regime.

“Israeli airstrikes against Syria will not go unanswered, and Tel Aviv will regret these crimes,” Ali Akbar Velayati, adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, said in an interview with the Russia Today’s Arabic channel due to be aired on Tuesday night.

“Sooner or later, Israel will receive a response for its aerial attacks and crimes in Syria,” he said, expressing hope that resistance forces in Syria and Lebanon would “stand against the crimes committed by the US and the Zionist regime.”

He said that “Israel cannot continue its unlawful aggression in the region without receiving a response.”

Velayati further dismissed as “propaganda” anti-Iran remarks made by Zionist regime officials, saying, “Tel Aviv is powerless and cannot carry out its threats against Iran.”

The Iranian official also said that the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement will “raze the illegal entity to ground” if the regime dares attack Lebanon.

The regime sporadically carries out such attacks against Syria using Lebanon’s skies against position of pro-Damascus forces or what the regime usually claims to be Iranian targets in the Arab country, where Tehran has deployed military advisors.