Iran threatens to ‘teach Israel a lesson’ as response to strikes on its weapons in Syria

The secretary of Iran’s National Security Council threatened Israel on Tuesday of a “firm and appropriate” response if it continued attacking their weapons in Syria.

Ali Shamkhani made his remarks during a meeting with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem who is in Tehran meeting senior officials, including Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

“If these actions continue, we will activate some calculated measures as a deterrent and as a firm and appropriate response to teach a lesson to the criminal and lying rulers of Israel,” Shamkhani was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.

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The comments came after an Israeli attack on Iranian weapons warehouses and other military targets in Syria last month – the latest in a series of strikes targeting Tehran’s military presence in Syria.

Last week, the head of Iran’s air force has threatened his country is ‘impatient’ to fight Israel and ‘eliminate it from the Earth’.

The deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Corps threatened Israel with destruction. General Salami said: “Our strategy is to wipe Israel off the political map of the world and it seems with its own mischief, Israel is getting closer to this outcome”.