Tehran warns Israel of ‘crushing response’ to aggression

(VOVWORLD) - The Islamic Republic will deliver a “crushing response” to any Israeli aggression against its regional interests, a senior Iranian official said on Wednesday. 

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will deliver a crushing response to any aggression or foolish actions from this regime against our country’s interests in Syria and the region,” Reuters quoted foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi as saying. Last week, Syrian state media reported (and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett later confirmed) that Israel launched strikes against several targets near Damascus, triggering the country’s air defense systems. Over the weekend, a former leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard warned that Iran is just looking for an excuse to attack Israel and “raze Tel Aviv to the ground,” blaming Israel for allegedly helping the US kill top commander Qassem Soleimani.