Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (file photo)
The Iranian warned today that Israel’s strike on Syria will have “serious consequences for Tel Aviv.”
The Jerusalem Post reported:
In the wake of reported Israeli air strike on a Syrian weapons center, Iran issued a threat to Israel on Thursday.
The Iranian regime’s English language mouthpiece, Press TV, quoted a deputy foreign minister as saying that the “strike on Syria will have serious consequences for Tel Aviv.” The official did not elaborate.
Last week, the AP quoted a senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader as saying that any attack on Syria would be seen by Tehran as an attack on itself.
The official, Ali Akbar Velayati, said the regime of Basher Assad is a central component of the “resistance front.”
Meanwhile, Lebanon’s militant group Hezbollah condemned on Thursday an Israeli attack which it said targeted a Syrian research center, saying it was an attempt to thwart Arab military capabilities and pledging to stand by its ally President Bashar Assad.
“Hezbollah strongly condemns this new Zionist aggression on Syria,” the group said in a statement, calling for “wide-scale condemnation from the international community,” the group said in a statement.
Syria’s state television says the Israeli regime is deploying military forces on the Syrian border.