The energy minister said Zarif’s remarks served as a “warning sign that Iran is taking aim at Israel, is looking for excuses to lash out at Israel, and therefore we need to have our finger on the pulse and be at the highest state of alert.”

Tehran has vowed retaliatory actions as the country commemorates Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, who was killed one year ago today in a US drone strike near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. 



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