News ID: 214837
Published: 0549 GMT May 11, 2018

Israeli attacks on Syria meant to prop up terrorists: Iran

Israeli attacks on Syria meant to prop up terrorists: Iran
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi

Iran has condemned Israel's recent attack on Syria, calling it an attempt by the main supporter of Syrian terrorist groups to retaliate their many defeats against the government of Syrian President Bashar as-Assad.

"The Zionist regime's repeated attacks on Syrian soil under self-proclaimed, baseless pretexts amount to a blatant violation of Syria's sovereignty and goes against all international conventions," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in an early Friday statement, presstv.ir reported.

The statement came after Israel attacked dozens of targets inside Syria in what the Tel Aviv regime claimed was its most extensive strike against the Arab country in decades.

Israeli officials said the assault early on Thursday was a response to a barrage of 20 rockets that were fired from Syria at Israeli military outposts in the occupied Golan Heights hours earlier. It also blamed the rocket fire on Iran.

The regime's attacks against Syrian military positions have become more frequent over the past months, amid Assad forces' major victories over terrorist groups across the country.

Qassemi said the terror groups were in fact "proxies" waging war on behalf of the US, Israel and their regional allies.

"Today, the main supporters of these groups are directly attacking and invading Syrian territories in an attempt to avenge the many failures of their self-created terrorists and tip the scales in their favor," he asserted.

"The Zionist regime cannot stand peace and stability in the region and sees its own safety in making the region all the more unstable," the ministry spokesman argued, blasting the international community for giving the Israeli regime the green light by refusing to take action in the face of its crimes. 

Damascus says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups operating inside the Arab country, while the Tel Aviv regime's military carries out sporadic strikes against Syrian government forces. The Israeli regime has even set up field hospitals to treat wounded militants evacuated from Syria.

Furthermore, the Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.

 

   
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