On Tuesday, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s military released an animated video showing the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu in response to the recent airstrike from the Israeli Air Force against Sayyed Razi Mousavi, a senior adviser for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Syria.
Earlier this week, an Islamic Republic-run outlet reported that Mousavi was killed near the Syrian capital of Damascus.
Mousavi was an official close to the IRGC’s Quds Force Chief Qasem Soleimani, coordinating Tehran’s military alliance with the Assad regime.
Ever since the Islamic Republic and the Assad regime allied together, Israel has carried out multiple military strikes in Damascus, preventing Tehran from transporting critical military equipment to its proxies in the Middle East.
Military officials from the Islamic Republic have publicly declared revenge following Mousavi’s death, with the IRGC issuing a statement warning that “the usurper and savage Zionist regime will pay for this crime.”
The Islamic Republic’s military agency warned Israel that it would pay for the death of its senior IRGC official, posting an animated video depicting the assassination of Prime Minister Netanyahu in an explosion at an Israeli command center.
The last targeted neutralization operation against Mousavi comes as Israel continues its ground incursion to destroy the Iranian-backed Islamic terrorist group Hamas following the Oct. 7 massacre.
Israeli lawmakers and military officials have publicly warned the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen not to interfere in the war or face enormous consequences.
The video depicting assassinations is nothing new for the Ayatollahs, given their history. In January 2022, Tehran released an animated video showing the assassination of former United States President Donald Trump. The video, titled “Revenge is Inevitable,” was published on Wednesday on the official website of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and shows Iran taking “revenge against the murderers and those who ordered the martyrdom of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani,” according to the website description.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a Palestinian terrorist group backed by Tehran, condemned the killing of Mousavi as a “cowardly act,” saying he was critical in supporting the resistance in the region as well as the Palestinian people and their cause.
In a statement on Mousavi’s death, Islamic Republic President Ebrahim Raisi, said that the Jewish state would “certainly pay the price” and described the senior adviser’s death as “a sign of the Zionist regime’s frustration and weakness in the region.”