Iran General NewsIran accuses Israel of Hezbollah leader's killing

Iran accuses Israel of Hezbollah leader’s killing

-

Reuters: Iran blamed its arch foe Israel on Wednesday for the killing of Hezbollah leader Imad Moughniyah in Damascus and condemned it as an act of “state terrorism”, the official IRNA news agency said. TEHRAN, Feb 13 (Reuters) – Iran blamed its arch foe Israel on Wednesday for the killing of Hezbollah leader Imad Moughniyah in Damascus and condemned it as an act of “state terrorism”, the official IRNA news agency said.

Israel has denied any involvement in the killing, seen as a major setback to Syrian and Iranian-backed Hezbollah that fought a 34-day war with Israel in 2006.

Moughniyah, 45, was killed late on Tuesday. He had been on a list of foreigners Israel wanted to kill or apprehend and the United States had offered a $5 million reward for his capture.

“This measure is the result and another prominent example of organised state terrorism by the Zionist regime (Israel),” IRNA quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini as saying.

Hezbollah, backed by Shi’ite Muslim Iran, also accused Israel of assassinating Moughniyah, who was head of the Hezbollah security network during Lebanon’s 1975-90 civil war, by planting a bomb in his car.

Hosseini called on the international community to condemn the killing and prevent Israel from “undertaking similar measures which are in direct contravention of international rules and regulations”, IRNA said.

He praised Moughniyah, saying his life would constitute “a golden page in the popular struggle against Zionist aggressors and occupiers”. (Writing by Fredrik Dahl; Editing by Alison Williams)

Latest news

Iran: People of Khoy Still Reeling From 5.9-Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck northwest Iran on Saturday, killing at least three people and injuring...

Iran’s Unsolvable Air Pollution Problem

Air pollution will remain at dangerous levels and will increase for the next few days in most big cities,...

The World Must Acknowledge the Iranian People’s Right to Self-defense

Victor Hugo once said: “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.” Throughout history, this has been the...

Iran: 60% Of Population Is Poor

The livelihood baskets of the Iranian people are shrinking dramatically. This, in turn, has introduced new concerns to protect...

The implications of EU’s terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

The European Parliament called on January 18 for the European Union to list Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a...

Iran’s Regime Is Hiding Human Rights Violations In Its Prisons

With more than four months into Iran’s latest round of nationwide uprisings, the brutality of the Iranian regime’s security...

Must read

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator defiant on enrichment

Iran Focus: London, Mar. 01 – Iran’s chief nuclear...

Thousands of Iranians ready for suicide raids

Reuters: Thousands of Iranians have signed up for suicide...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you