Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has strongly condemned the Israeli strike on Iran's consulate in Damascus, Syria, labeling it a "cowardly crime" that will not go unanswered.

In response to the strike that resulted in the deaths of two Iranian generals and five other officers, including Mohammad Reza Zahedi, a former commander of Iran's elite Quds force, Raisi asserted that the Zionists would not achieve their objectives through such actions.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei echoed Raisi's sentiments, emphasizing that Israel would face repercussions for its attack on the Iranian consulate. Khamenei pledged that Iran would ensure that the perpetrators faced punishment for their actions.

Additionally, Iran's Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, issued a statement condemning the strike and vowed that the enemy responsible would face punishment and revenge for their actions.

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Mangaluru: The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) has appointed Anwar Manila as the social media committee coordinator of the Dakshina Kannada District Non-Resident Indian (NRI) cell of the KPCC. The appointments were made through an order issued by KPCC President DK Shivakumar on Saturday.

In addition, the party has also appointed Vice President of non-resident Indians forum and All India Congress Committee’s Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) secretary in-charge Dr. Arati Krishna as the chairperson of the KPCC NRI Cell.

Anwar, a non-resident Kannadiga residing in Dubai for the past 18 years, has been an active member of the Congress party for a decade, particularly within its social media unit. He is also serving as the member of the social media unit of INCAS. In 2019, he served as a member of the publicity committee for the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, attended by former AICC president Rahul Gandhi in the UAE.

Alongside, Anwar has also been actively serving in social, religious and educational fields and is also recognised by several non-resident Kannadiga organisations.