A top Iranian general says the IRGC’s Monday missile and drone attacks on terrorists’ positions in Syria were just the first stage of Tehran’s retaliation against those who sponsored and orchestrated a recent raid on a military parade in Iran’s Ahvaz, which killed 25 and wounded dozens more.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri made the remarks on Monday, hours after the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said it had targeted terrorist positions to the east of the river Euphrates, near Albu Kamal town on Syria’s eastern border with Iraq.

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General Baqeri also vowed that “there will be other stages of revenge as well.”

Ayatollah Khamenei says Iran will severely punish cowardly elements behind the terrorist attack in Ahvaz.

He further noted that the missiles and drones flew long distances before hitting the terrorists’ hideouts in Syria. “Several high-profile terrorists were killed during the attacks,” he added.

“It [the attack] showed the security of Iranian people is a red line for the Leader, the Armed Forces, and the country’s ruling system,” Baqeri noted, vowing that such attack would not happen again thanks to the measures adopted after the recent attacks.

A senior IRGC commander says the missile strike against the positions of terrorists shows the Iranian nation’s security is a red line.

Earlier, the commander of the IRGC Aerospace Division of also said the nation’s security is a red line. Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh added, Iran will not take a step back in the face of threats against its security.

Iran’s IRGC says the terrorists behind the Ahvaz bloody attack will face deadly and unforgettable vengeance in the near future.

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