Iran's Foreign Ministry said Tehran is ready to take practical measures in dealing with the ongoing chaotic situation in the northern Syrian city of Kobani if it receives an official request from Damascus.
"Kobani is a part of Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity and if this government makes a request and asks for any assistance, we are ready to help," Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said, the country's Press TV reported Oct. 8.
She added that Iran would dispatch humanitarian aid and medicine to people in Kobani as soon as possible.
Noting that the Syrian government has not asked Iran for any action against the IS (Islamic State) group, Afkham said, "We have always announced that national sovereignty and international norms and conventions should be dealt with carefully in every operation against terrorism."
Her remarks come as Kurdish fighters in Kobani are getting the upper hand amid urban warfare between them and the IS militants.
The IS fighters entered the Kurds-populated Kobani, also known as Ain al-Arab, on Oct. 6 night, after nearly three weeks of fighting around the town on the Syria-Turkey border.
The intense fighting for the strategic town has forced nearly 200,000 people to take refuge in Turkey
The terrorist organization known as the 'Islamic State' (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS) was created in 2003 in Iraq.
Following the start of military confrontation in Syria in 2013 between the armed opposition and the government forces, the IS penetrated the country. The organization said at the time it refuses to take the oath of Al-Qaeda and declared 'a holy war' against all groups in Iraq and Syria, as well as the Syrian government forces.
In late June of 2014, the IS announced about the creation of the 'Islamic Caliphate' on the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria. In turn, Iraqi authorities asked the international community for help in fighting the IS.