After Assassination of Guards Colonel, Israel PM Says Iran Has No Immunity

Bennett accuses colonel of threatening Israeli interests

Iranian Revolutionary Guards colonel Hassan Khodai was assassinated last week, in an attack Iran blamed on Israel. Israel has declined comment.

In the course of continuing to not comment on the killing, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett presented Israel as having targeted “the head of the octopus,” and insisted those in Iran’s regime involved in terror will all pay the “full price.”

Emphasizing the idea that Iran no longer has immunity, Bennett accused Iran of threatening Israeli interests, and seemed to tie Col. Khodai into the plots in a generalized fashion.

The narrative seems built around justifying an assassination they haven’t admitted to, and threatening more violence for the retaliation that is threatened butr hasn’t actually happened yet.

Author: Jason Ditz

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