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Iran reiterates its promise to take revenge on Israel for the killing of its generals

Iran reiterates its promise to take revenge on Israel for the killing of its generals

Jerusalem (AFP) – The Israeli Foreign Minister threatened on Wednesday that his country's forces would strike Iran directly if the Islamic Republic launched an attack from its territory on Israel.

His comments came amid escalating tensions between rival powers following the killing of Iranian generals in Iran Explosion at the Iranian consulate in Syria Advance this month.

“If you attack Iran from its territory, Israel will respond and attack in Iran,” Israel Katz said in a post on the X website in Persian and Hebrew.

Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei repeated his promise to take revenge on Israel for the attack on its consulate in Damascus.

Tehran holds Israel responsible for the raid that destroyed the building and led to the death of 12 people. Israel did not acknowledge its involvement, although it was preparing for an Iranian response to the attack, a major escalation in their long-running shadow war.

Khamenei spoke during a prayer ceremony marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, saying the air strike was a “mistake” and resembled an attack on Iranian territory.

Khamenei said in remarks broadcast on Iranian state television: “When they attacked our consulate area, it seemed as if they attacked our territory.” “The evil regime must be punished, and it will be punished.”

Neither Katz nor the Ayatollah explained how they would take revenge.

within Twelve people were killed in the explosion that occurred on April 1, including seven members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, four Syrians, and a member of the Hezbollah militia.

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Khamenei also criticized the West, especially the United States and Britain, for supporting Israel in its war The war against Hamas in Gaza.

He added: “They were expected to prevent (Israel) from this disaster. they did not. “The Western governments did not fulfill their duties,” he said.

Iran supports anti-Israel armed organizations such as the Palestinian Hamas movement and the Lebanese Hezbollah. It does not recognize Israel.