Iranian president: Revenge on ‘criminals’ behind death of IRGC colonel ‘inevitable’

Ebrahim Raisi, a candidate in Iran's presidential elections waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station in Tehran, Iran Friday, June 18, 2021. Iran began voting Friday in a presidential election tipped in the favor of a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, fueling public apathy and sparking calls for a boycott in the Islamic Republic. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
The targeted killing of a senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, will “inevitably” be avenged, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said Monday, the first time he has addressed Khodaei’s killing. “The hand of the global arrogance is behind the act,” Raisi said, quoted in the Hezbollah-affiliated news outlet Al Mayadeen. “Those who have lost the battle for the Temple mount are showing their desperation by carrying out the assassination,” Raisi said, implying that

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