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Bennett says Iran’s ‘era of immunity is over’ after colonel assassinated in Tehran

People walk past a banner showing Iran's Revolutionary Guard Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, prior to his funeral ceremony, in Tehran, Iran, May 24, 2022. (Vahid Salemi/AP)
People walk past a banner showing Iran's Revolutionary Guard Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, prior to his funeral ceremony, in Tehran, Iran, May 24, 2022. (Vahid Salemi/AP)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett appears to comment on the assassination of a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officer that has been attributed to Israel.

Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei was allegedly involved in plotting terror attacks overseas, including against Israelis, before he was shot dead in Tehran last week.

“For many years, the Iranian regime has used terror against Israel and the region through emissaries, but the head of the octopus — Iran itself — for whatever reason has enjoyed immunity. As we’ve said before, the era of immunity for the Iranian regime is over,” he says during the weekly cabinet meeting.

“Whoever funds, arms or dispatches terrorists will suffer a heavy price,” the premier adds.

He also denounces Iran for violently dispersing a protest over a deadly building collapse.

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