Sworn Enemies Show Their Evil Nature by Assassinating IRGC Member: Iranian Spokesman

Sworn Enemies Show Their Evil Nature by Assassinating IRGC Member: Iranian Spokesman

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Tehran that claimed the life of one of the members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

The incident took place around 4 p.m. local time on Sunday, when the IRGC member, identified as Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, was dismounting his car to enter his home in an eastern neighborhood of the Iranian capital.

He was assassinated after two motorcyclists shot him five times before fleeing the scene.

Condoling with his family and his friends in the IRGC, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, “The sworn enemies of the sacred establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran once again revealed their evil nature through the assassination and martyrdom of an IRGC member.

“This inhuman crime is committed by the terrorist agents that are affiliated with the global arrogance while those countries that claim to be fighting terrorism are regrettably silent and support it.”

He added that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been a victim of terrorist attacks for more than four decades.

Khatibzadeh said terrorists think that they can impede the forward march of the “great nation of Iran toward the achievement of its sublime ideals ... but the blood of these martyrs guarantees the survival and progress of this nation and country.”

The IRGC issued a statement soon after the assassination, saying that its former member was assassinated in a terrorist attack by counterrevolutionary elements.

The statement condoled with his family, adding that necessary measures have been taken to identify and arrest the assailant or assailants.

Following the assassination, the head of the Tehran Court of Justice, Ali Alqasi, ordered the Tehran prosecutor to speed up efforts to identify and arrest those behind this criminal act.

Alqasi also stressed the need to expedite judicial measures aimed at the identification of the perpetrators of this assassination.

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