Iran's Government Spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi pledged revenge for the two Iranian military advisors martyred in an Israeli airstrike near Syria's Damascus, and said that Tel Aviv's terrorist actions aim to disguise its internal disaster.
In a post on his Twitter account on Sunday, Bahadori Jahromi stated that the Tel Aviv regime is used to carry out acts of terror in a bid to divert the public from its internal crises.
“The Zionist regime and other terrorist states have the habit of carrying out terrorist acts abroad at critical times in order to deflect public attention and not let the depth of their domestic problems be revealed,” he wrote.
“Terrorist acts will not go unanswered,” the spokesperson added.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) military advisers Milad Heidari and Meqdad Mehqani were martyred in Friday’s aerial assaults conducted by Israel on the suburbs of Damascus, Syria.
Earlier, Spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry Nasser Kana'ani stressed that Tehran reserves the right to respond to state terrorism of the Israeli regime in due time and place following the martyrdom of the Iranian military advisers.
He vowed Iran's legal and political action against the Israeli regime’s criminal and aggressive acts.
Israel’s air raids in Syria came at a time of mass rallies against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to overhaul the judiciary, which undermines the Supreme Court, weakens judicial oversight over policymaking, and gives the party in power – currently Likud – greater authority.
Since 2011, Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy, as a result of which Daesh (also known as ISIS or ISIL) and other terror groups emerged in the Arab country.
Iran maintains an advisory mission in the war-ravaged country at the request of Damascus, helping it in the face of foreign-backed terrorism. Several members of the IRGC have so far martyred in battle against terrorists in Syria.
Israel has been a key supporter of the terrorist groups during the war and has frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah which has played a key role in helping the Syrian Army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists.
Iranian officials have repeatedly denounced the Unite Nations Security Council for its silence in the face of the continued Israeli acts of aggression against Syria. They slammed Israeli attacks against civilian population and basic infrastructure in Syria as a flagrant violation of international law and humanitarian rights, and argued that the Security Council’s inaction has emboldened the Tel Aviv regime to broaden the scope of its aggression.