Iran threatens Israel and 'its masters' after striking Syrian, killing 7 Iranians

An airstrike in Syria

An airstrike in Syria

Seven Iranian military personnel were killed in a Sunday air strike on a Syrian air base, Iranian media reported. The Syrian state news service initially blamed the USA for the attack, but it later retracted the charge. "Iran will consider launching an official retaliation for the attacks on its soldiers this time in order to deter Israel from continuing to strike Iranian forces in Syria".

Shi'ite-dominated Iran is Assad's main regional ally and has provided military and economic support for his conflict with a range of Sunni Muslim rebel and militant groups.

Russian Federation delivered a distinctive envoy, " Aleksandr Lavrentiev, to Tehran on Tuesday to explore the strike and "threats of army hindrance from Syria by the USA", Iran's state information agency, IRNA, reported.

He said that Washington had "a lot of options militarily" on Syria. Iran also could also push back against the United States in places such as Iraq, where USA troops are present.

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Last week, President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation met with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts to determine the future of Syria, a development Block warned "should send chills down our spine".

"The Cuban missile crisis might be the template Putin is looking at right now", he said.

Within an hour, Trump tweeted again: "Our relationship with Russian Federation is worse now than it has ever been, and that includes the Cold War".

Israel and America's Arab allies have long warned that Iran's growing influence in Syria is part of a plan to build "a land bridge from Iran to the Mediterranean Sea", which Block says would destabilize "the entire region from the ruins of Syria to the Yemeni desert".

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The driver was a German citizen, said Herbert Reul, state minister for internal affairs in North Rhine-Westphalia state. Ms Adomeit went on to say there was no indication the perpetrator had any political motives for the attack.

"The timing of the strike isn't coincidental", he said.

A number of strikes on targets in Syria have been attributed to Israel, though it rarely confirms such raids.

Senior Israeli defense officials expressed serious concerns over the implications of last week's summit in Ankara at which the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey discussed the aftermath of the Syrian civil war and how the spoils would be divided once the hostilities conclude. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world.

A 2013 chemical attack in eastern Ghouta that killed hundreds of people was widely blamed on government forces. It has investigated more than 70 cases of alleged toxic gas attacks in Syria since 2014.

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