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.
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.