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Iran threatens Israel over Syria air base strike

April 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm

Senior international affairs adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati [Youtube]

A senior advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened Israel following its attack on an air base in Syria.

“The Iranian fighters stand by the Syrian people and their government and continue to fight the enemies of the Islamic nation, especially Israel and its masters,” Ali Akbar Velayati told reporters upon his arrival to Damascus.

“These enemies will be expelled from Syria soon,” he added.

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Congratulating the Syrian government on its victory in Ghouta, Velayati said: “The enemies know that they will not make any progress in Syria or in the region, as they have been unable to do so during the past seven years.”