Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini expressed Iran's "strong condemnation" of the killing of Hizbullah's second in command, Imad Mugniyeh, in Damascus Tuesday. "This action is a clear result and example of organized state terrorism by the Zionist regime," he said, according to the state news agency IRNA. He called on the world to "prevent the Zionist regime from taking these actions that are a clear violation of international law." Hosseini praised Moghniyeh, who was believed to have masterminded a string of attacks in the 1980s and 1990s that killed hundreds of Americans and targeted US, Israeli and Jewish interests in Lebanon and elsewhere. He called Mughniyeh "a golden page in the history of mankind's fight against the aggressive and occupying Zionists."