Iran rejects receiving message from Israel
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham has rejected reports about receiving a message from Israel after the recent Israeli airstrike which killed a high-ranking general of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier-General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi.
Iran has received neither official, nor unofficial message from Israel, Afkham said, the Islamic Republic's official IRNA news agency reported Feb. 2.
Afkham made the remarks while reacting to recent comments of Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Chairman of Iran Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.
In an interview with the Islamic Republic's AL-ALAM TV Boroujerdi said that Israel after the attack sent a massage from an official channel and announced that they don't want to continue the incident or rise up its fever.
Without confirming or rejecting that Russia has sent this message to Iran, Boroujerdi said that the message was sent from an official source to one of Iran's officials in Foreign Ministry.
The IRGC general 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.
Following the strike Iran sent a warning to Israel via US.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said on Jan. 27 that the message was sent to US through diplomatic channels.
In the message, Iran declared that the Israel has crossed "the Islamic Republic's redlines."
"We warned the Americans that Israel should wait for consequences for the wrongful act of aggression," Amir Abdollahian noted.
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