“With God’s help we will make the Zionists repent.”

Iranian authorities restated their determination to retaliate against Israel on Wednesday, following an airstrike on Monday that resulted in the deaths of seven Iranian officials and the destruction of its consulate in Syria.

President Ebrahim Raisi, speaking on Iranian state television, asserted that the attack “will not go unanswered.” Meanwhile, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, in televised remarks and social media posts, cautioned that Israel “will face consequences.”

The strike occurred amidst ongoing hostilities between Iran-backed Hezbollah and the Israeli Defence Forces along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon. It sparked widespread concern due to its significant escalation and departure from international norms regarding embassy attacks.

The IDF announced plans to reinforce its aerial defence unit and mobilize additional reservists in response to escalating tensions with Iran.

On social media, Khamenei also called for international condemnation of Israel ahead of International Quds (Jerusalem) Day on Friday. Originating after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Quds Day is observed with protests in support of Palestinians worldwide.

Iran declared that the funerals of the two generals and five officials killed in the IDF strike in Damascus would coincide with Friday’s Quds Day protests in Tehran. Major General Hossein Salami, IRGC Commander, is scheduled to deliver remarks during the event.

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