Nasrallah: Israel, US know Iranian response to Damascus strike is coming

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah reiterated threats that Iran would respond to the alleged Israeli airstrike that targeted the Iranian consulate in Damascus last week, saying, ‘The Americans and Israelis recognize that the Iranian response to the attack on the Iranian consulate is coming.’

Nasrallah noted that the airstrike was the ‘highest-profile Israeli attack in Syria in years,’ warning that Israel had ‘miscalculated’ in deciding to carry out the strike.

The Hezbollah leader noted that there were ‘two new things’ in the alleged Israeli strike on the consulate: the first being that it targeted ‘Iranian territory’ as it hit a diplomatic mission and the second being that it targeted a high-level official, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Reza Zahedi, who Nasrallah referred to as ‘the chief Iranian advisor in Lebanon and Syria.’

Nasrallah insisted that the IRGC commanders killed in the Israeli strike were only ‘advisors’ meant to provide guidance and logistical support and weren’t military forces…”

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