Iran says it reserves right to respond to ‘Israeli terror attack’ that killed two Revolutionary Guards in Syria

Iran said it believed the Israeli strike was a “highly provocative and deliberate act intended to raise tensions to an uncontrolled level”.

Iran addressed its letter to the President of the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary General [Michael M. Santiago/Getty-file photo]

Iran said on Thursday it reserved the right to respond to an “Israeli terror attack” that killed two of its soldiers in Syria.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) confirmed that two of its fighters were killed near Damascus in a strike on Monday, which Syrian media blamed on Israel.

Tehran claimed the two deceased were in Syria advising the Assad regime on “counter-terrorism efforts”.

In one letter To UN Security Council President and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Iran called on the international community to condemn the attack and hold Israel accountable.

“Iran regards the recent Israeli terrorist attack as a highly provocative and deliberate act intended to increase tensions to an uncontrolled level and disrupt coordination among those fighting terrorism in the region, in particular the Islamic State,” reads -on in the letter.

He argued that Tel Aviv violated the UN charter and international law, saying it follows that Israel and anyone who aided in the strike are criminally responsible.

On Wednesday, Iran said it would seek revenge for its troops who lost their lives in Israel’s attack.

Israel frequently launches airstrikes in Syria against Iranian forces and militiamen aligned with them.

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