After the assassination of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Colonel Hassan Seyyad Hodayi near his home in Tehran, a bombshell claim came from the New York Times. The newspaper carried the behind the scenes of the assassination on its page.
The repercussions of the assassination of a colonel of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in the capital Tehran continue.
After the assassination on Sunday, a remarkable claim came from the New York Times (NYT), one of the leading newspapers in the US.
The Times reported that the assassination was carried out by Israel and that Israeli officials had informed the United States about the matter.
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The same report stated that Israel had not commented on this claim and that “according to an intelligence official, Israel has informed American officials that it is behind the murder.”
‘THEY WARNED IRAN WITH ABUSE’
According to the intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the Israelis said the Americans said the assassination was a warning to Iran to halt operations by a secret group within the Quds Force known as Unit 840.
According to Israeli government, military and intelligence officials, Unit 840 plays a role in the kidnapping and killing of Israeli civilians and officials.
Israeli officials claim that the slain colonel was the deputy commander of Unit 840 and played a role in cross-border operations against the Israelis.
While the assassination carried out by Mossad agents was a message to the Tehran regime, Iran never acknowledged the existence of Unit 840.
IRANIAN PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED: WE WILL TAKE REVENGE
Speaking hours after the assassination, Iranian President Ibrahim Reisi said the slain colonel would be avenged and that “I have no doubt that the blood of this great martyr will be avenged.”
The IRGC said Colonel Hassan Sayyad Hodayi was attacked by “enemies of the revolution” on Mujahidin-e-Islam Street near his home in Tehran.
HE HAD SERVED IN SYRIA
Hodayi is a member of the Quds Force, which conducts the IRGC’s overseas operations, and served in Syria last year.
IRAN ANNOUNCES CULPRIT
The IRGC claimed that the assassination was an act of terrorism by “elements linked to global arrogance,” as they used to characterize the US and its allies.