Iran: Silence from international community encourages Israeli attacks on Syria

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On Friday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi criticized the international community for its stance on Israel’s attacks on Syria, saying that Damascus has the right to self-defense. This appears also as an oblique message to Russia itself, who is a part of the international community.

“Syria has every right to defend itself,” Qasemi was quoted as saying by Iranian government television. “Iran strongly condemns Israel’s attacks on Syria, and the silence of the international community encourages aggression by Israel.

Israel said it had attacked nearly all of Iran’s military infrastructure in Syria on May 10 after Tehran’s forces launched missiles into Israel’s territory for the first time. This was the longest-running missile exchange between the two opponents, reports the television.

Assessing the attacks, Russia’s Foreign Ministry noted that a total of 28 fighters participated in the operation. More than 60 missiles were launched, most of them being stopped by the Syrian anti-aircraft defense.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday (10) that Israel’s attacks were justified, as Iran “passed the red line” by attacking Israel. There is no evidence that ‘Iran’ attacked Israel. Syria has taken responsibility for its own defensive actions against the Zionist entity.

At the same time, Abolfazl Hassan Beigi, a member of the Iranian parliament’s Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said Tehran has no military facilities in Syria and was not involved in the attacks on Israel.

FRN has confirmed that this, and that the statements from Netanyahu and the reportage from the Russian state-controlled media firm ‘Sputnik’ delivered Zionist propaganda in line with Netanyahu’s media/info-war strategy. 

Tensions between Israel and Iran worsened after Israeli forces attacked Syria from strategic positions. In response, Israeli forces illegally operating in the Golan Heights – itself Zionist occupied Syria –  were targeted from sovereign Syrian territory by the Syrian Arab Army, and the Israeli army launched attacks on an alleged Iranian infrastructure in Syria, in response. Syria has confirmed that this installations were in fact Syrian, and not Iranian. Iran does not have military installations in Syria, according to Iranian official statements.

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