‘Tel Aviv faces a tough countdown,’ Iran warns after senior IRGC officer killed

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian speaks during a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart Abdallah Bouhabib, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 13, 2023. (Hussein Malla/AP)
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian speaks during a joint press conference with his Lebanese counterpart Abdallah Bouhabib, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 13, 2023. (Hussein Malla/AP)

Iran’s foreign minister warns that “Tel Aviv faces a tough countdown” after a senior officer in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed Monday in an alleged Israeli airstrike in the Syrian capital of Damascus.

In a tweet, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian claims Brig. Gen. Razi Mousavi “fought bravely for many years… to ensure the security of Iran and the region.”

Mousavi was responsible for coordinating the military alliance between Iran and Syria, and was believed by Israel to be heavily involved in Tehran’s efforts to supply weapons to terror proxies in the area, including Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group.

Hezbollah says it regards the killing as a “flagrant and shameless violation, which is off limits,” according to Iran’s state-owned Press TV.

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