Iran Vows “Immediate” Response To Attacks On Syrian Bases

Iran Vows “Immediate” Response To Attacks On Syrian Bases

TEHRAN, Mar 26 (NNN-IRNA) – An Iranian spokesman said yesterday that, Iran will give “immediate and reciprocal” response, to any attack on bases established for “fighting terrorism” in the Syrian territory, and at the request of the country’s government.

Spokesman of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Keyvan Khosravi, gave the warning, in response to recent accusations made by some U.S. officials of Iran “being involved” in attacks on what Iran considers to be “illegal” U.S. bases in Syria.

He stressed that, the U.S. side, by using “false” accusations, resorted to blame games, to escape the possible consequences of its “illegal occupation” of parts of Syria for its military forces.

Khosravi noted that, Washington cannot attribute the occupied countries’ confrontations with the American forces to other countries by “spreading lies.”

Iran has borne heavy costs to “fight terrorism and maintain lasting security” in Syria, he stressed, adding that, Tehran would oppose and confront any move that jeopardises Syria’s stability.

Iran said, it has an advisory role in Syria and is present in the country at the request of Damascus.

The U.S. military, airstriked facility in north-eastern Syria, hours after a drone attack on an American base in the country on Thursday afternoon killed one U.S. contractor, injured five servicemen and another contractor.

U.S. Defence Secretary, Lloyd Austin, later said in a statement that, the “precision airstrikes” targetted facilities in eastern Syria used by groups “affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.”

On Friday night, in response to the U.S. attack, “Islamic resistance fighters” targeted two U.S. bases in eastern Syria with 60 rockets and kamikaze drones.

A U.S. official confirmed to CBS News that a U.S. serviceman was wounded in Friday’s attacks targeting U.S. bases in Syria.– NNN-IRNA  


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