On Monday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi vowed revenge for the killing of a senior member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) who was gunned down in Tehran.
Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei was shot five times by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles in the heart of the Iranian capital on Sunday. No one has taken responsibility for the assassination, but Israel is suspected since it has a history of carrying out targeted killings inside Iran.
Raisi blamed the killing on “the hand of global arrogance,” a term used in Iran for the US and its allies, including Israel. “I have no doubt that revenge against the criminals for the blood of this martyr is assured,” Raisi said.
IRGC spokesman Ramazan Sharif appeared to blame Israel more directly. “The thugs and terrorist groups affiliated with global oppression and Zionism will face consequences for their actions,” Sharif said, according to Iran’s Mehr news agency.
In the wake of the assassination, Israel has raised security levels at its diplomatic facilities in other countries over fears of Iranian retaliation. Israeli media claimed Khodaei was involved in alleged Iranian plans to target an Israeli diplomat in Turkey.
The last known Israeli assassination inside Iran was the November 2020 killing of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Fakhrizadeh was killed during the final months of the Trump administration, and the assassination was seen as a last-minute attempt to provoke a response from Iran while President Trump, a staunch Israel supporter, was still in office.
The slaying of Khodayari came as indirect negotiations between the US and Iran to revive the nuclear deal are stalled.
The US and Iran also failed to reach a separate deal on removing the IRGC from a US list of foreign terrorist organizations. The Trump administration blacklisted the IRGC as terrorists in 2019. The sweeping designation means any current or former IRGC members are subject to US sanctions.
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Extrajudicial killings of this sort are a war crime.
They targeted and assassinated a journalist. U think they care?
Naw, just murder.
Here is something most interesting
Opening sea lanes is mostly about the hot potato of global famine no-one wants to own.
The West owns the destruction of global supply chains over COVID-1984, including the destruction of food supply chains. The Ukraine war gives them a chance to pin some Great Reset machinations on Russia.
25 million tons of grain are also an asset NATO doesn’t want in Russian hands.
Had times been pre-Zelensky ‘normal’, though, Ukraine might, as India has, be restricting grain exports till they know what the harvest looks like.
The war party also doesn’t want the Ukrainians to have the grain. The war party could care less if civilians in Ukraina starve to death
The US, UK & France are Israel’s partners in war crimes.
Clear, Concise and Succinct.
At least the Iranians are not afraid of being direct. (Israel leapt to my mind from the get-go.)
1.There has to be a war actually going on.
2.Iran has dished out plenty of extrajudicial killings.
3.If a court on country A says here is your order to kill someone in country B,is it a war crime?
3.Eichmann was kidnapped and taken to another country to face justice for his war crimes.Was that also a war crime?.
“2.Iran has dished out plenty of extrajudicial killings.”
Of Israelis? Please list them.
@011 Istambul,2012 Burges Busattack,2015 Sheba farms
Links or STFU.
Certainly-just go to oiac.org/-a look-at-Iran’s-history-of assassinating dissidents. Google Iran+assasination of dissidents. Or are you saying that Iran has a right to kill Iranians who have fled the country? Or-the bombingof an Israeli embassy inArgentina,or the bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Argentina.
Israel isn’t assassinating Iranian officials because of whatever Iran does to dissedents. Totally fu*king irrelevant. And there you go again with Argentina again because you got nothing that compares to what Israel does.
Extrajudicial killing by state actors outside their national territory is very much a war crime.
The kidnapping and trial of Eichman was defiantly extra judicial state action outside the territory of Tel Aviv. Undoubtedly you were taught differently, but that’s the harsh truth.
That’s the tragedy of the Jewish State. It started out with so much promise. Now it’s just desperately ethnic cleansing, paranoid killing, and obsessed with Lebensraum. Once hyper Zionist NGOs now officially label your country a Apartheid State. It’s tragic. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6d3380a39985dadc28b24fa07c96bd0e6be7b497e33a38cb4a8c5b34393a2cda.jpg
1.Would you have preferred Eichmann to go unpunished? “cause that was what was happening and going to happen until his natural demise.
2.Should Osama have gone unpunished?
3.Should Hitler have been assasinated by people not of German nationality?
4.It is presumptuous of you to speak of what I was and was not taught.
5.Very often plans and good ideas do get lost in hard facts and human foibles.
Rule of law is a sign of civilization. Your arguments suggest 5,000 years of civilization culminating in the Englightment has passed you by. Tragic
So they keep saying.
The senile Supreme Leader all but Surena’d Soleimani.
Soleimani usually traveled with much more discretion.
Time for Iran to take its destiny into its own hands.
If that includes revenge for the assassination of its citizens, so be it.
Developing a nuclear bomb would be a nice deterrent as well.
Iran is the oldest civilization in the world, being very advanced while Euros were still swinging in trees. It still stands; only the name has changed. And it will outlive the rest of the world.
Lol Donna, I can’t quite figure out if that’s good or bad! 😉
You must be an anti US Kremlin Troll or North Korean. Perhaps Iranian for that matter.
Oh, and another mass school shooting today.
Ain’t Amerikkka great?
No, I regret to say that I’m one of those shepshonal Murkins.
And you must be brain dead, or a Zionazi.
Oh, I was being redundant.
Instead of building their own nukes, couldn’t Iran just get them from Russia or get Russia to provide a nuclear umbrella like the US does for its allies?
Right now, relations between the West and Russia are so low that it’s hard to imagine they could go any lower. So Russia might as well build alliances with the US’s adversaries, and show Biden the middle finger if he doesn’t like it.
Cause Russia sabre rattles but has been very hesitant to handout the nukes,even for money
That’s exactly what I’m thinking could happen.
Can you imagine the hysteria among the Chosen if Putin decided to arm Iran with nukes? I would pay to see that!
Waiting for our state department to condemn this act of terrorism. Now imagine if Iran had done something similar in Israel. The screaming of TERRORISM would be deafening. Threats of war would follow with at least some attacks happening immediately. Iran would be foolish NOT to pursue nukes.
Took the words right out of my mouth wars! Israel bombs and kills defenseless innocent people = “right to self defense”.
Iran gets attacked and responds = “terrorism”.
Live by the sword,die by the sword.
Name the Israelis assassinated by Iran. And then if you can do that tell me how one is an act of terrorism and one is “self defense”.
Wars, that’s gonna be a loooong wait!
It would be rather rash of the state department to blame Israel when even Iran isn’t doing so directly yet. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/5/24/iran-mourns-assassinated-irgc-member-khodaei
Wars is applying common sense.
Perhaps you should do the same.
My point was that when anything of this sort happens to one of our perceived enemies in our cross hairs our state department won’t condemn it no matter who did it. But saying it would be “rash” to blame Israel would be like saying it’s rash to blame the sun for giving me sunburn. I guess them begging us to go to war with Iran for the last 40+ years shouldn’t be a consideration when trying to figure out who might have done this. Or this:
We know what causes sunburn. If even Iran won’t say Israel is responsible at this point, why should the US?
But today I’m way too busy thinking about how I’m going to explain yet another school shooting to my three kids and going over, yet again, what they need to do in the event of an active shooter. To which they will say, “We KNOW, Mom, we practice this at school” and roll their eyes.
Don’t have it in me to give too much of a crap about anything right now except how I’m going to keep my babies safe
That was just my opinion on whether I thought it was Israel that did the killing. I do. But the fact that our state department does NOT condemn this, whether Israel did it or not, was my main point. I will also point out again, how different the state department would have reacted if something similar happened in Tel Aviv.
There goes the chance for a revived JCPOA.
Even if US signs on to JCPOA, it is still a Dead Deal…!
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