Tehran, Iran, March 18
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Tehran has strongly condemned Israel’s recent airstrikes in Syria, saying that the raids show Israel’s interests overlap with those of the terrorists now engaged in war with the Syrian government.
Israeli strikes against targets near the central Syrian city of Palmyra took place at a time when the Syrian army and the anti-terror front have the upper hand against the terrorists, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said, IRNA news agency reported March 18.
The spokesman also called on the United Nations to condemn the aggression and use whatever in its power to prevent future occurrence of such interventionist actions.
Following the airstrikes that were carried out March 17, Russia summoned the Israeli ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren.
The air raids came less than three weeks after the Syrian military, covered by Russian air power, rid Palmyra of terrorist presence.
On March 18, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the attacks had been aimed at targets of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah.
Bibi defiantly stressed that his regime would continue to conduct military attacks against the Lebanese resistance movement in Syria.