US targets civilians, infrastructures of Syria, Iran says
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said US military attacks on Syria is an apparent adventurism against the country's civilians and infrastructures.
The senior diplomat criticized US military actions in Syria and referred to the act as clear violation of Damascus' sovereignty, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Sept. 25.
"Although it was the US that decided to make military interference in Syria and violate its sovereignty with the help of certain regional states, it is not the US that decides to put an end to this," Amir Abdollahian said.
He reiterated Tehran's support for Syria's "true fight against terrorism", noting that the political future of the country should be determined by its people and national forces.
The US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) group has targeted 12 oil refineries in Syria during a third night of air strikes against the militants, BBC news reported Sept. 25.
The raids - carried out by US, Saudi and UAE aircraft - killed 14 IS fighters and five civilians in eastern Syria, activists said.
The US military said the refineries generated as much as $2 million per day in revenue for the militants.