Devastating response in store for those troubling Iran presence in Syria
Amid recent news of Israeli adventurism targeting Iranian interests in Syria, the Foreign Ministry of Iran warns that the Islamic Republic of Iran will deliver a “crushing response” to any party that intends to trouble the Islamic Republic’s presence in the Arab country.
Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh made the comments on Sunday in a press briefing that was held via a video conference.
He refused to confirm media reports alleging Israeli strikes against the Iranian targets or verify any Iranian casualties, but did assert, “Iran has never compromised with anyone over [the issue of] its national security.”
“Anyone, who could try to obstruct Iran’s advisory presence in Syria will be served with a crushing response,” he said. The Israeli regime, he added, “knows this that the era of hitting and running is far over. It [therefore] treads carefully.”
Nevertheless, Tel Aviv’s harsh and aggressive attitude is “irremediable” and can only be confronted with thorough resistance on every front where it intends to create disturbances, Khatibzadeh added.
The Islamic Republic of Iran was the first country to rush to Syria’s assistance when the Arab nation came under the scourge of the Takfiri terrorist group of ISIS back in 2014.
The outfit is widely believed to have received logistical support from the United States. Ever since emerging in Syria and neighboring Iraq, it has also been boosted on several occasions thanks to Israeli regime’s airstrikes targeting Syrian defenses and Damascus’ allies.
The spokesman was also asked about the chances of the next US administration’s return to the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - an international nuclear deal between Iran and world countries that the US withdrew from under Trump in 2018 - and the possibility of US-Iranian interaction in such event.
He said it was too early to make any comments in this regard given the fact that the next administration has yet to take over.
Nonetheless, what Iran was mainly concerned with was Washington’s foreign policy behavior not its words, he noted.
Additionally, any future interactive process between the two sides would not be an “easy” one given the litany of the US’s atrocities against the Iranian people since the 1979 victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, the official commented.
“Iran will never forget such antagonism. Our demands from the US stay the same,” he said.