Iran regards Israel’s actions as a terrorist act, as a result of which Seyyed Razi Mousavi, adviser to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC, the elite units of the Iranian armed forces), was killed in Syria, and reserves the right to take retaliatory measures, an official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Republic Nasser Kanaani said.
Iranian state agency Tasnim reported on Monday that an IRGC adviser was killed in an Israeli missile attack on the outskirts of Damascus, Syria. Iranian Ambassador to Damascus Hossein Akbari clarified that Israel launched three missiles at the house where the adviser lived. The IRGC confirmed the death of Mousavi.
“Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani strongly condemned the terrorist attack <…> of the Israeli regime <…> which led to the martyrdom of General Seyed Razi Mousavi, one of the Iranian counter-terrorism advisers, in the Zeinabiye residential area of Damascus,” the statement posted on the official Telegram channel of the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
Kanaani called Israel’s actions “cowardly” and noted that “the Islamic Republic of Iran reserves the right to take necessary measures in response to this action at the appropriate time and place.”