Iran says Israel crossed ‘red lines’, vows to respond: IRNA

Israeli soldiers take up positions on the Israeli-Syrian border, near Quneitra in the Golan Heights, on Jan. 25, 2015. Photo: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

(Reuters) – Iran has told the United States that an Israeli air strike which killed an Iranian general in Syria last week had crossed “red lines” and the Islamic Republic will respond, a senior official was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency on Tuesday.

“We told the Americans that the leaders of the Zionist regime should await the consequences of their act,” deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said.

Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Mohammed Allahdadi was killed with a Hezbollah commander and the son of the group’s late military leader, Imad Moughniyeh, in a Jan. 18 attack on a Hezbollah convoy near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

A senior Israeli security source said Israeli forces believed they were attacking only low-ranking guerrillas. Officially, Israel has not commented on the attack.

“In this message to the Americans we said that the Zionist regime had crossed our red lines,” Abdollahian said…

  • Clausewitz

    Hollow words from a corrupt regime mean nothing, and the same goes to the Iranians.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Iranian officials have talked this talk for years, but have yet to walk the walk. Should they actually carry out an attack, it means that their nuclear facilities will automatically become fair game.

  • Zaba

    “…..the Zionist regime should await the consequences of their act,”

    Not a new or even original threat.

    It’s been in effect since 624 CE when the Jewish tribes of the Khybar Oasis turned down mo’s request to adopt islam.

  • winniec

    What was an Iranian general doing attacking Israel?

    • Minicapt

      He was checking out properties for Islamic vineyards.


  • They copycat the expression “red line” used by Netanyahu at the UN a few years ago – even in their choice of language they are second-raters without originality. These losers are bound to lose.