Aug 27, 2019
TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that Israel will pay a heavy price for its recent attacks on positions in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, adding that the Hezbollah resistance movement will blow a shocking response to Tel Aviv.
"Tel Aviv aggression to Beirut was Netanyahu's big miscalculation," Amir Abdollahian wrote on his Twitter page on Tuesday, referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to carry out an election stunt.
"Expect response to be shocking and crippling," he added.
"No doubt, the Zionists will pay huge price for aggression to Lebanon, Syria and Iraq," he warned.
"Safeguarding sustainable security is region's red line," he said.
On Monday, Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee denounced Israel’s recent attacks on targets in Syira, Lebanon and Iraq, warning that Tel Aviv will pay “a heavy price” for violating the sovereignty of those countries.
Speaking to reporters during his weekly briefing, Rabiyee said, “During the preceding month, the Zionist regime (Israel) became so outrageous as to take pride in its (regime’s) acts of aggression, though in an untrue and exaggerated manner.”
“Repeated acts of aggression against Iraq are black stains on track records of this regime and we condemn any aggression against sovereignty of regional countries. Israel will pay a high price for its actions,” he said.
He noted that the secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement, during his speech on Sunday, took a very important stance on the Israeli regime's recent acts of aggression.
"These remarks send a clear and severe message to the Zionist regime that its brazen acts of aggression will not go unanswered," Rabiyee pointed out.
In his televised speech broadcast live from the Southern Lebanese capital city of Beirut, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said fighters from the movement will counter any further violation of the Lebanese airspace by Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles, warning the Tel Aviv regime to immediately cease such breaches.
“Hezbollah will endeavor to down all Israeli drones, which may violate Lebanon’s airspace,” he added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Rabiyee emphasized that the Tel Aviv regime should not take advantage of regional nations’ patience and said, "[Israel's] repeated acts of aggression against Iraq and Syria have been added to its black record of aggression against the Palestinian people."
Stressing that regional nations' patience is running out, the Iranian government spokesman said that the Islamic Republic would support the Iraqi, Syrian and Lebanese peoples' right to self-defense.
Iraq’s pro-government Popular Mobilization Units, commonly known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi, said on Monday that Israel was behind a recent deadly drone attack that killed two people near the Syrian border.
Two unmanned aircraft carried out air raids on an area about 15 km (9 miles) away from Iraq's border with Syria on Sunday.
"As part of the string of Zionist attacks on Iraq, the evil Israeli crows have returned to target the Hashd al-Sha’abi, this time with two drones inside Iraqi territory," the group said in a statement.
The air raids are the latest in a series of attacks that have targeted positions of Hashd al-Sha’abi forces across Iraq over the past months.
The attacks began on July 19 when a drone dropped explosives onto a PMU base near the town of Amerli, in Salahuddin Province, killing at least one resistance fighter and injuring four others.
The fourth attack came last week, when a PMU ammunition depot exploded near the capital Baghdad. Hashd al-Sha'abi commanders blamed Israel and blasted Americans for allowing the attacks despite having full control over the Iraqi airspace.
On Sunday, Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani described the recent attacks of Israel on positions in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon as insane moves which indicate the last days of Tel Aviv.
Major General Soleimani downplayed the recent Israeli attacks on a number of positions in regional countries, saying the "insane operations" were Tel Aviv's last struggles.
"There is no doubt that these insane operations will be the last struggles of the Zionist regime," the senior commander said, according to a Twitter account attributed to him.
General Soleimani was apparently referring to recent Israeli attacks against Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon, which Tel Aviv claims are aimed at targeting "Iranian" positions.
Former Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Mohsen Rezayee strongly dismissed the claim made by Tel Aviv about killing an Iranian military serviceman in the Saturday night attack on Damascus, adding that Israel and the US are unable to attack Iranian military positions.
Rezayee strongly rejected the claims, saying, “Israel and the US do not have the power to attack any of the different Iranian centers. Meanwhile, none of our advisory centers has been damaged.”
“Measures that Israel and the US are jointly undertaking in Syria and Iraq are against the international rules. And Syrian and Iraqi defenders will soon respond to them,” Rezayee told ILNA on Sunday on the sideline of an event in Qazvin province.