A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei says recent remarks by Israeli officials show they are scared of Iran’s reaction to Tel Aviv’s latest airstrike that killed six Hezbollah members and an Iranian commander in Syria’s Golan Heights.
On Tuesday, Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi described as mere “lies” the claims by Israeli officials that they were not aware of the presence of an Iranian commander in the Hezbollah convoy, which came under attack by an Israeli helicopter while it was on a field reconnaissance mission in Golan earlier this month.
“The nature of the Zionist regime is built on lies, carnage and crimes and their remarks reveal their fear of Iran’s reaction to this act of terror,” Safavi told Press TV.
He added that Israel’s lies have become evident to all countries even the United States and Europeans.
On January 18, an Israeli military helicopter fired two missiles into Amal Farms in the strategic southwestern Syrian city of Quneitra, close to the line separating the Syrian part of the Golan Heights from the Israeli-occupied sector.
Six Hezbollah members as well as Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, an Iranian commander, lost their lives in the Israeli assault.
Following the attack, Israeli media quoted Tel Aviv’s officials as saying that the Israeli military had not been aware of the presence of the Iranian commander in the convoy.
Hezbollah and Iran have vowed that their response to the attack would be extremely painful.
Senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said last week that Israel should brace for “a special retaliation” in response for the attack in Golan Heights.
IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari also warned Israel on January 20 that the Zionist entity “should await annihilating thunderbolts.”
The January 17 attack in Quneitra has sparked fears within Israel of Hezbollah’s possible retaliation.
Israeli media have reported over the past days that the regime is closely monitoring the movements close to the Lebanese border and in the occupied Golan Heights.