Syria

Iran Threatens Israel Over Syria Strike

That should calm things down

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Iran has vowed to respond to Israel's alleged airstrikes in Syria earlier this week with "blows under the belt in several locations," Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported on Wednesday.

In a message from Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, related to Syrian President Bashar Assad by Iranian envoy Ali Akbar Salehi, the Islamic Republic promised "full and unlimited support from Iran, politically, militarily, and economically, to the Syrian leadership and people, against the takfiris, terrorists, Israel, the US, and all who dare attack this country."

The message also said that Tehran recognizes that the real target behind Israel's alleged attacks on Syrian soil were Iran and Hezbollah.

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