Iran will avenge slain Revolutionary Guards colonel, says president

Iran will avenge slain Revolutionary Guards colonel, says president

Iran will avenge the death of Revolutionary Guard Colonel Sayad Khodai, President Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, a day after the elite corps officer was shot dead by two people on a motorcycle in Tehran.

“I have agreed that our security forces will seriously follow up on this matter and I have no doubt that the pure blood of our martyr will be avenged,” Raisi said.

The killing will help strengthen the Guards’ determination to confront Iran’s enemies, Guards spokesman Ramazan Sharif was quoted as saying by the semi-official Mehr news agency.

Two people on a motorcycle opened fire on Khodai, Tasnim reported, based on information from an informed source, while the semi-official ISNA news agency reported that members of a network of Israeli intelligence services had been spotted and detained by the Guards.

The killing comes at a time of uncertainty over the revival of Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after months of stalled talks.

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