News ID: 113861
Publish Date : 09 April 2023 - 22:38

Expert: Netanyahu Apologetic on Targeting Advisors

TEHRAN -- A senior Iranian expert on regional issues says Zionist prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent multiple indirect messages to Iran saying the regime’s military did not want to assassinate the two military advisers of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), who were martyred in an Israeli airstrike near Damascus last month.
“Netanyahu has sent messages through Jordanians, Egyptians, Qataris and the French that Israel had no intention whatsoever to strike Iran’s positions” in Syria, Sadullah Zarei told IRIB Ofogh television network.
He said Netanyahu has even stated that Israel “had planned to carry out a regular airstrike against a certain area and had earlier checked out to make sure that no Iranian military personnel was stationed in close proximity.”
Netanyahu has also underscored that “Israel did not want to kill the IRGC military advisors on purpose, and it was rather an accident,” Zarei added.
The expert said Palestinian and Lebanese resistance forces have inflicted heavy losses on Israeli military forces and extremist Jewish settlers over the past few days, killing and injuring a large number of them in retaliatory attacks.
He said fighters from the Axis of Resistance have fired barrages of rockets into Israeli-occupied lands in response to the martyrdom of Iranian advisors, violent raids on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and Palestinian worshipers observing the holy fasting month of Ramadan, as well as the bombardment of several sites in Syria, the Gaza Strip, and southern Lebanon.
IRGC military advisors Milad Heidari and Meqdad Mehqani were martyred on March 31 aerial assaults conducted by the occupying regime of Israel on the suburbs of Damascus.
Iran maintains an advisory mission in the Arab country, helping it in the face of foreign-backed terrorism. Back in 2017, the advisory assistance helped Syria vanquish the takfiri terrorist group of Daesh.