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Raeisi: Terrorist attack on Iranian embassy shows Israel’s deep desperation

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi spoke on Tuesday in a phone conversation with his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad.

President Ebrahim Raeisi has said that the terrorist and criminal attack on the Iranian embassy in Syria is a sign of Israel's profound desperation and helplessness.

Raeisi spoke on Tuesday in a phone conversation with his Syrian counterpart, Bashar al-Assad.

He added that the passivity and weak position of some Arab countries has prevented the Islamic world from adopting a united stance against Israel, and made the Israeli regime more brazen in committing crimes.

The Iranian president described Israel’s insane actions as the last struggle of a dying regime, which does not respect any humanitarian and international principles.

He said that it has been proven to everyone that “the criminal Zionist regime does not adhere to any of the humanitarian and international principles.”

Raeisi also slammed the US and its Western allies for providing financial, weaponry and media support to Israel.

Assad, for his part, condemned Israel’s attack as a violation of international laws and a sign of moral degeneration of the regime.

He also expressed his condolences to the government and nation of Iran, and the families of those killed in the Israeli attack.

The Syrian president stated that the Zionist regime seeks to escape from the predicament it is caught in by the Palestinian Islamic resistance in Gaza, and emphasized the need to support the axis of resistance and punish the criminal Zionist regime.

On Monday, Israeli warplanes bombed the Iranian consulate in Damascus, located next to the embassy building.

The attack killed two senior Iranian military personnel who were on an advisory mission to Syria as well as five of their accompanying officers.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps named Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force, and his deputy General Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi were among the seven martyrs of the terrorist attack.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has vowed that Iran will “punish” Israel and make the evil regime “regret” its crime of assassinating the country's military advisors in Syria.

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