Iran warns of Israel's plot to stoke tension in West Asia
Iran has warned against Israel's plots to stoke tension and promote warmongering in the West Asia region, saying the occupying regime is responsible for any possible consequences.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani made the remark in a post on his X account on Monday in reaction to the continuation of Israel's attacks on Syria simultaneous with its large-scale war on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
"In parallel with committing war and inhumane crimes in the Gaza Strip, the Zionists seek to cause tension and promote warmongering in the West Asian region by increasing their attacks against Syria's territorial integrity and targeting civil infrastructure, including airports," he said.
The Iranian spokesperson held the Zionist regime accountable for expansion of any crisis in the region.
Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists.
In its latest act of aggression against Syria, Israel carried out airstrikes on Damascus International Airport, putting the facility out of service.
The Syrian army said in a statement on Sunday that the country’s air defenses intercepted Israeli missiles flying from the Golan Heights, adding that the Israeli strikes, which also hit other targets near the capital, led only to material losses without elaborating on the extent of damage to the airport.
According to Syrian media, the raids damaged the runways, forcing incoming flights to be diverted to airports in the northwestern city of Aleppo as well as the port city of Latakia.
The Israeli regime rarely comments on its attacks on Syrian territories, which many see as a knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s success in confronting and decimating terrorism.
Israel has been one of the main supporters of terrorist groups that oppose the democratically-elected government of President Bashar al-Assad since the foreign-backed militancy erupted in Syria.
Damascus has repeatedly complained to the United Nations over the Israeli assaults, urging the world body's Security Council to take action against Tel Aviv’s crimes. Its demands, however, have fallen on deaf ears.