Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi today (Monday) referred for the first time to the assassination of senior Revolutionary Guards officer Hassan Siad Khadayari, who was shot dead by unknown individuals in the capital Tehran, and hinted at Israeli involvement in the act.
"Revenge on the blood of the martyred colonel Siad Khadari is inevitable. It is the hand of world arrogance that is behind the act," the president was quoted as saying by the Lebanese news network Al-Miyadin, which is affiliated with Hezbollah and the Iranian axis.
"Those who lost the battle on the Temple Mount are showing their despair by carrying out the assassination," Raisi said, alluding to Israel, before embarking on an official visit to Oman.
Senior Assassination Scene of the Revolutionary Guards in Tehran, Photo: Networks
According to the Revolutionary Guards announcement, Siad Khadayari was killed by five bullets while arriving at his home in his vehicle.
He was shot by two gunmen who arrived at the scene on a motorcycle.
An eyewitness to the shooting told the Fars news agency: "A few minutes before the shooting, I saw a car that blocked the entrance to the alley and did not allow anyone to pass. Cars were forced to overtake the street where the shooting took place."
A neighbor who lives nearby said: "When I heard the shooting, I turned around and saw one of the shooters, I was standing on a nearby roof and I saw everything."
Another eyewitness told the news agency that he heard a shooting that sounded like an explosion of a gas tank in the alley and that he was unaware that it was a shooting.
"I continued walking down the alley and found the martyr dying in his vehicle," the eyewitness said.
According to eyewitnesses at the agency, the assassins reported that they had blocked the entrance to the street using another car and used silencers.
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