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Iran accuses Israel of killing commanders – residents in Tehran demand revenge

After the death of the Iranian generals, people in Tehran demanded, among other things "Death to Israel" and "Death to America"

After the demise of the Iranian generals, individuals in Tehran demanded, amongst different issues, “Death to Israel” and “Death to America”

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Israel's prime minister stays silent in regards to the assault on the Iranian embassy in Syria's capital Damascus. Iran's head of state too. But anger within the nation is simmering. This will not be solely proven by the tumult in Tehran.

According to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, seven of its members have been killed on Monday in air strikes attributed to Israel on a consular constructing on the Iranian embassy in Damascus. They additionally included two senior representatives of the Al-Quds Brigades, the group stated. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a complete of 11 individuals died within the assault. Iran introduced a “firm response.”

Iran's Revolutionary Guard stated commanders Mohammed Reza Sahedi and Mohammed Hadi Haji Rahimi have been killed within the assault. The Quds Brigades is an elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard answerable for overseas operations.

Israel military spokesman Daniel Hagari declined to remark. Iran's head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi additionally remained silent. Their response to the air raid is now awaited with each pleasure and concern.

Iran's Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the assault and blamed its arch-enemy Israel for the assault. “The Islamic Republic of Iran reserves the right to take countermeasures and will decide on the nature of the response,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani stated, in line with a press release from his ministry. Experts have already expressed concern that some in Iran might see the assault as a declaration of struggle. However, how and whether or not Iran's state energy will react is totally open.

Iran's ambassador and household unhurt

After the incident, Iran's everlasting mission to the United Nations spoke of a “flagrant violation of the UN Charter, international law and the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular institutions.” In a press release revealed on

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated the demise toll from the “Israeli missile attack” had risen from eight to 11. “Eight Iranians, two Syrians and one Lebanese – all fighters, no civilians,” the pinnacle of the Observatory, Rami Abdel Rahman, advised AFP. Sahedi was the Quds chief for the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon. The UK-based Observatory attracts its info from a community of various sources in Syria. Your info is commonly troublesome to confirm independently.

The consular part, which was utterly destroyed and collapsed by Monday's assault, is an annex to the Iranian embassy in Damascus, positioned within the upscale Masseh district. Many different embassies are additionally positioned in Masseh – in addition to the headquarters of UN organizations. Iran's ambassador Hussein Akbari and his household have been reportedly unhurt. He stated on Iranian state tv that the assault was carried out by F-35 fighter jets. According to the Syrian Defense Ministry, the shelling got here from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

At the scene of the assault, AFP journalists noticed rescue staff looking for victims beneath the rubble and utilizing heavy gear.

Hamas and Russia stand behind Tehran

Iran's overseas minister additionally summoned the Swiss envoy. Since Washington doesn’t have a diplomatic mission in Iran, the Swiss head of mission acts because the US consultant in Tehran. As Israel's most important supporter, “the Americans must take responsibility,” Amir-Abdollahian stated, in line with state information company Irna.

The Russian Foreign Ministry blamed “the Israeli Air Force” for the assault. “We strongly condemn this unacceptable attack,” the ministry stated. The UN Security Council will maintain a public assembly on the assault on Tuesday at Russia's request, Russian envoy to the United Nations Dmitry Polyansky introduced on the net service X.

Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah militia introduced “punishment and revenge” for Israel over the assault.

The Islamist Hamas, for its half, known as the alleged Israeli airstrike in Damascus a “terrorist-Zionist attack” and expressed its “unreserved solidarity with Iran and Syria in the face of this brutal Nazi aggression.” Hamas is asking on the UN Security Council to “take active action against the occupation and its criminal leaders to stop their aggression against the Gaza Strip and the region, which is adding fuel to the fire and undermining international stability and security,” it stated Statement from the group on Tuesday evening.

In the Iranian capital Tehran, a whole lot of presidency supporters gathered within the metropolis middle late on Monday night for spontaneous protests, eyewitnesses reported. The crowd demanded revenge for the killing of the generals. They shouted, amongst different issues, “Death to Israel” and “Death to America.”

Israel desires to discourage Iran with assaults on Syria

Israel's air pressure repeatedly bombs targets in neighboring Syria in an try to forestall Iran and its allied militias such because the Lebanese Hezbollah from increasing their navy affect within the nation. Attacks have elevated because the Gaza struggle started virtually six months in the past. Iranian navy personnel are formally solely energetic in Syria in an advisory capability. However, Tehran is taken into account the Syrian authorities's most vital ally alongside Russia. A civil struggle has been raging within the nation since 2011.

Attacks have elevated because the struggle between Israel and the Hezbollah-allied Islamist Palestinian group Hamas started on October 7. Israel not often feedback on its assaults in Syria, however has repeatedly stated it won’t tolerate an growth of Iran's presence in Syria.

The Revolutionary Guards are Iran's elite armed forces and are thought of considerably extra highly effective than the common military. Founded after the Islamic Revolution in 1979, the unit is meant to forestall a coup and defend the state ideology. The IRGC additionally operates overseas with the so-called Al-Kuds Brigades. Israel is taken into account the archenemy of the Iranian authorities.