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Israel will 'regret aggression against Syria': Iran

Published on Feb 5, 2013 5:58 AM
Saeed Jalili, who heads the Iranian Supreme National Security Council, speaks during a press conference at the Iranian Embassy in Damascus on Feb 4, 2013. Israel will regret its latest "aggression against Syria" Jalili told reporters during a visit to the Syrian capital. -- PHOTO : AFP

DAMASCUS (AFP) - Israel will regret its latest "aggression against Syria", Iran's security chief Saeed Jalili told reporters during a visit to Damascus on Monday.

"Just like it regretted all its wars... the Zionist entity will regret its aggression against Syria," said Mr Jalili, head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, a day after Israel implicitly confirmed it staged an air strike near Damascus last week.

"The Syrian people and government are serious about this, and the Muslim world supports Syria," Mr Jalili said. "Syria is at the forefront of the Muslim world's confrontation with the Zionist entity," he added, in reference to Israel.

In Munich on Sunday, Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak implicitly confirmed that the Jewish state had staged an air strike on Syria, following reports of an air raid which Damascus said targeted a military complex near the capital.

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