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Iran defense minister condemns Syria terrorist attack
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:0AM
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Iran’s defense minister has condemned the terrorist attack that killed three senior officials in Syria and extended condolences with the Syrian government and nation.


“Today’s terrorist act against a number of Syrian military and security officials, especially Defense Minister Lieutenant General Dawoud Rajiha saddened and pained me,” Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said in a letter sent to Syria’s new Defense Minister General Fahd al-Jassem al-Freij on Wednesday.

“Terrorists have never managed to overcome the will of nations and this time they will not be able to defeat the will of the resistant and dignified nation of Syria,” the letter further read.

Vahidi expressed hope that the Syrian people will resist the expansionist policies of the Israeli regime and will achieve victory in their fight against this regime and the dominant colonialist powers in the world.

Rajiha, his deputy Assef Shawkat and Assistant Vice President Hassan Turkmani were killed while National Security Bureau chief General Hisham Bikhtiyar and Interior Minister Major General Mohammad Ibrahim al-Sha’ar were wounded in a bombing that hit the headquarters of the Syrian National Security earlier in the day.

The so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack, threatening more violence in the Syrian capital, Damascus, in the coming days.

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