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      Iran: Israel Killed Qods Force General

      Tehran vows revenge for alleged assassination of Hassan Shateri by "Zionist mercenaries" in Syria.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 2/16/2013, 8:14 PM

      Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
      Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
      AFP photo

      Hojatoleslam Ali Shirazi, Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei's representative in Iran's Quds Force, said his country will take revenge on Israel for the killing of a Quds Force general in Syria, Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA reported today.

      Shirazi made the remarks on Friday night during a speech at Hosseinieh Mousa in Tehran. He was referring to the death of Quds Force Brig. Gen. Hassan Shateri, also known as Hesam Khoshnevis during an alleged Israeli attack in Syria.

      Iran has said that “Zionist mercenaries” killed Shateri when he was on his way from Damascus to Beirut.

      “Our enemies should also know that we will quickly get revenge for (the death of) Haj Hassan (Gen. Shateri) from the Israelis, and the enemies cannot block the Iranian people with such stupid acts,” Shirazi said.