Iran sends warning to Israel via US officials

Iran says it has sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike, the official IRNA news agency reports.

The report quotes Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian as saying, “We told the Americans that the leaders of the Zionist regime should await the consequences of their act.”

He adds, “The Zionist regime has crossed our red lines.”

Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard, was killed along with six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters in a Jan. 18 airstrike in the Syrian-controlled part of the disputed Golan Heights. Both Iran and Hezbollah blame Israel for the strike; the Israeli government refused to comment.

Amirabdollahian says Iran delivered the message to US officials via diplomatic channels. He did not elaborate.

— AP

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