Iran warns Israel that it will face retaliation for its airstrike on Syria

Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks during a joint news conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in Damascus, Syria on August 30, 2023.

Syrian International Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks throughout a joint information convention with Iranian International Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian in Damascus, Syria on August 30, 2023.
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Iran’s International Minister condemned on August 30 an Israeli airstrike on the worldwide airport of the Syrian metropolis of Aleppo, saying such assaults would ultimately face retaliation.

Hossein Amirabdollahian made his feedback throughout a information convention within the Syrian capital, Damascus, the place he was starting a two-day go to.

On Monday, an Israeli airstrike broken Aleppo’s airport, placing the runway out of service. The airport has been focused a number of occasions this yr, together with two assaults in March that additionally put it out of service.

Israel has carried out a whole lot of strikes on targets inside government-controlled components of Syria in recent times but it surely not often acknowledges or discusses the operations. Typically the strikes goal Syrian navy forces or Iranian-backed teams.

Tehran has been a predominant backer of the Syrian authorities since a 2011 rebellion become full-blown civil struggle. It has despatched hundreds of Iran-backed fighters to Syria, serving to to tip the stability of energy within the favor of President Bashar Assad.

Israel has focused airports and sea ports within the government-held components of Syria in an obvious try to stop arms shipments from Iran to militant teams backed by Tehran, together with Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

“The felony practices by the Zionist entity within the area won’t stay with out retaliation,” Mr. Amirabdollahian stated.

The Iranian official stated he had acquired a message from his Danish counterpart who knowledgeable him about plans by the Danish authorities to suggest a regulation that might make it unlawful to desecrate any holy ebook in Denmark. A latest string of public desecrations of the Koran within the Scandinavian nation by a handful of anti-Islam activists has sparked indignant demonstrations in Muslim international locations.

“We welcome this transfer and we advise Sweden and different European international locations to respect religions and holy books,” Mr. Amirabdollahian stated.