Iran decides on response to Israeli strike that killed top commanders

Supreme national security council met to decide on action after strike on Damascus consulate that killed IRGC commanders

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Iran’s supreme national security council has decided on a “required” response to the Israeli strike on Damascus on Monday night that killed three top commanders in Iran’s al-Quds force and four other officers, state TV has reported.

No further details were provided about the meeting of the key decision-making body, but the president, Ebrahim Raisi, who chaired the meeting, said Iran would retaliate at the time of its own choosing – the standard formulation used by the Iranian regime when faced by such setbacks.

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