Iran sends warning to Israel via US
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran has sent a a message to the US following the recent Israeli airstrike which killed a high-ranking general of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier-General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that the message was sent to US through diplomatic channels, the Islamic Republic's official IRNA news agency reported Jan. 27.
Amir Abdollahian made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony in Tehran to honor the killed IRGC general and six members of Lebanese Hezbollah group.
In the message, Iran declared that the Israel has crossed "the Islamic Republic's redlines by its wrongful act," he said.
"In the message, we have warned the Americans that Israel should wait for consequences for the wrongful act of aggression," the Iranian top diplomat noted.
Allahdadi was killed in Syria on Jan. 18 as a result of an Israeli helicopter strike. The strike took place in the Syrian sector of the Golan Heights, close to the ceasefire line separating the Israeli and Syrian sectors. Five Hezbollah fighters including the son of the group's slain military commander, Imad Mughniyeh were also killed in the attack.