Iranian official visiting Damascus says Israel will regret Syria strike

Associated Press

DAMASCUS, Syria - A top Iranian official visiting Damascus says Israel will regret its "latest aggression" on Syria.

Saeed Jalili, the head of Iran's National Security Council, also says the Islamic world will not allow any attack against Syria.

Israeli warplanes struck a site near the Syrian capital, Damascus, last week, targeting what U.S. officials said were ground-to-air missiles apparently heading for Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group.

Syria has vowed retaliation but has so far refrained from any response. Iran is Syria's closest regional ally.

Jalili, who is on a three-day visit to Syria, did not explain in his comments Tuesday how Israel would regret the strike.

He only said Israel "will be defeated" as it allegedly was during the 2006 month-long war with Hezbollah and recently, by Gaza's Hamas rulers.

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