Iran Threatens Israel over Syria Attack

February 4, 2013, Monday // 04:45
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Saeed Jalili, the head of Iran's National Security Council. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Israel will regret its "latest aggression" on Syria, a high Iranian official declared Monday in Damascus.

Saeed Jalili, the head of Iran's National Security Council, said the entire Muslim world should be ready to defend the Syrian people in the aftermath of the attack.

"Just as it regretted its aggressions after the 33-day, 22-day and eight-day wars, today the Zionist entity will regret the aggression it launched against Syria," Jalili said, as cited by Huffington Post. He referred to past wars between Israel and the Lebanese militant Hezbollah and Palestinian Hamas groups.

The Syrian government has said that Israeli jets bombed a defense research center near Damascus last  week.

On Sunday, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Israel carried out the attack.


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