Tensions between Iran and israel have reached new highs in the wake of the 27 November assassination of senior Iranian nuclear and missile scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. The Islamic Republic almost immediately blamed Tel Aviv for the brazen daylight attack. Tel Aviv has not made any formal statements on the matter.
The world would be a better place without Israel, and Arab countries penning normalisation agreements with the country risk being overthrown by their own people, Iranian Supreme National Security Council secretary Ali Shamkhani has declared.
Pointing to the importance of the strategic relations between Iran and Syria, including in the fight against Israeli “aggression,” Shamkhani also called on the international community to “stand firm against the actions of this inhumane regime in order to create a safe and peaceful world.”
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Mekdad arrived in Iran on Monday, making this his first foreign trip since his appointment last month after the death of his predecessor as foreign minister, Walid Muallem.
In his discussion with Shamkhani, Mekdad expressed gratitude for Iran’s assistance to Damascus in its fight against terrorism and foreign aggression, and said Syrians would never forget the sacrifices made by Iranian commanders and soldiers, including Qasem Soleimani, the Republican Guard Quds Force commander who was assassinated in a US drone strike in Baghdad in January 2020.