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February 2, 2015 2:39 pm

Senior Iranian Defense Official Vows to ‘Settle Score’ With Israel Over General Killed in IDF Strike

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Iranian Gen. Mohammed Ali Allah Dadi, killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria. Screenshot: sokelys.com

Iranian Gen. Mohammed Ali Allah Dadi, killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria. Screenshot: sokelys.com

Iran “still has a score to settle with Israel,” Tehran’s Foreign Affairs and Defense committee chief, Aladdin Burucerdi, told Hezbollah mouthpiece, Al-Manar television on Monday, Israel Radio reported.

Burucerdi asserted that his country retained the right to respond to an airstrike two weeks ago, which killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) general, along with some 10 other officers and Hezbollah operatives.

Burucerdi, however, also acknowledged in another interview that Iranian officials had received messages from Israel via third-parties that Jerusalem was not interested in an escalation between the two states.

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In the wake of the strike – which Israel has not officially taken responsibility for – an IRGC commander said that Israel should expect “ruinous thunderbolts” in response to the attack, which killed Gen. Mohammed Ali Allah Dadi, along with noted Hezbollah operative, Jihad Mughniyeh.

“The Revolutionary Guards will fight to the end of the Zionist regime,” IRGC head Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari told the Iranian Fars News Agency last Tuesday.

“We will not rest easy until this epitome of vice is totally deleted from the region’s geopolitics,” Jafari vowed.

It is suspected that Mughniyeh, who was believed planning major attacks against Israel, including rocket strikes and terror cell infiltrations, using explosives and anti-tank missiles, “put together a serious terrorist organization, with many capabilities and was busy preparing major attacks,” an Israeli defense source said.

“We would rather die in the war against the Israeli enemy than to die in the war raging in Syria,” one Hezbollah member told Lebanese news media, according to Israel’s NRG News.

A senior IRGC official on Monday called for establishing a greater foothold in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

“We must contain Israel… so that it never dares to speak about a missile attack on Iran, we must reinforce our power in the West Bank and Gaza,” said Brig.-Gen. Iraj Masjedi, who serves as the top adviser to the commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ al-Quds Force, Iran’s state-run Press TV reported.

Some Israeli officials believe a deadly anti-tank rocket attack on IDF forces last Wednesday on the Lebanon border by Hezbollah was originally intended to be the opening salvo of a far-larger Iranian-backed operation against Israel in February and March, and was not “merely” a revenge attack for the Israeli air strike.

An IDF soldier and an officer were killed, and seven others were wounded, in the Kornet rocket attack on their patrol.

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  • Valery

    I do not think that Syria is a threat to Israel at this time. President Assad busy fighting with the Islamists. Another thing – the jihadists. Why not named al-Nusra Front, an affiliate of Al Qaeda, who took over large areas of Syria and the Golan Heights, and has everything you need for acts of terrorism and attacks on Israel?

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    IRAN is paly double game for along time and I had lost all confidence in the repressive Islamic regime.
    Israel, and not only, but all western should act with strong standing against they treat that are a possible close realty. USA-Obama with EU and UN should be a shame to allow such regime to repress internal dissident and all liberty with a the same time keep negotiating with the evil leaders. Is time to stop them, Russia should learn that they will be also an enemy soon they don’t need them and became stronger.

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  • Reform School

    Let us see, now. After Terroran gets its nuclear warheads and evaporates Israel, it’s going to settle the score with Jerusalem. What does ‘Buck-a-roo-dee’ plan to accomplish? Does his Sharia Court plan to take Bibi’s drivers license? Methinks Aladdin has been rubbing his magic lamp too much!

  • Sonia Willats

    “We will not rest easy until this epitome of vice is totally deleted from the region’s geopolitics,” Jafari vowed.

    “We must contain Israel… so that it never dares to speak about a missile attack on Iran, we must reinforce our power in the West Bank and Gaza,” said Brig.-Gen. Iraj Masjedi

    BHO, White House : What is your excuse to ignore these genocidal threats towards Israel? Where do your sympathies lie? How can you pretend to negotiate peace with a self-declared warlord state? Why do you PRETEND?

  • Ty/yR

    Why do we listen to these saber ratteling goons. It is long past time to start playing gard ball.
    To Start.
    Gaza must pay up all their bills including interest fir
    electric
    gas
    water
    garbage collection
    Etc.

    Theh have 7to days to start payments and 60 days to be on schedule. If not completed in 60 days they will lose 10 % of their hours of of supply for each week they fail to bring to pay up in full over due balances. (Ex. If not paid up in 67 days they will lose 2.4 hours of electricity, water, etc. What ever service has not been paid up. In not naid up in 74 days they will lose 4.8 hours.)

    For every rocket or morter fired the cost of electric will be raised 1%. For every act of terror the water rate will be raised 5%. For every kidnapping or abduction the roads .will be shut doen for 3days.
    Every rocket that is launched from thesr aread

  • Michael Garfinkel

    Well, no one can claim Iran concealed her intentions.

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