Tabnak – After a tripartite alliance of western countries, led by the United States, targeted Syria with dozens of missiles, Iran was one of the first nations to condemn the move, warning about the consequences. A day after the attack, Iranian officials continue to take positions against the move.
According to a Press TV report, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says no country has the right to arbitrarily carry out punitive measures against other countries without observing international regulations.
In a phone call with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Sunday, Zarif denounced the "arbitrary, illegal and unilateral" move by the United States, Britain and France to attack Syria.
Zarif also criticized the West's dual approaches to the use of chemical weapons and said the regime of the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, had carried out chemical attacks against Iran during the Iraqi-imposed war with the support of Washington, London and Paris.
"The two attacks conducted against Syria under the pretext of chemical weapons came exactly at a juncture that the Syrian army has the upper hand against terrorists and has pushed them to the brink of defeat," Zarif said.
In a related position, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani denounced recent airstrikes against Syria, saying such attacks run counter to the principles of international law and are considered a blatant support for terrorism.
"At a time that terrorists are suffering a defeat in Syria on a daily basis, such aggressive act certainly means support for these defeated groups," Rouhani said in a telephone conversation with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday.
He added that the three countries' act of aggression against the Syrian government and nation was a practical move to strengthen terrorism in the region and emphasized that undermining a country's national sovereignty was tantamount to creating regional instability.
Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani was another officials who condemned the recent attack, criticizing certain Muslim countries for supporting the attack on Syria and saying that their "betrayal" will not be forgotten.
The "brutal attack" by the US, Britain and France was a violation of all international regulations, Larijani said, expressing dismay that some Muslim states joined Israel to support it.
"Is it not ignominious and shameful for them that on the day of Maba'ath which is the day of Muslim unity, these countries stood with the leaders of blasphemy and the Zionists and declared their betrayal with great joy?" the speaker asked.
Meanwhile, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) also strongly condemned the recent attack, saying it will boost the Syrian nation’s resolve in its fight against terrorism.
In a statement released on Saturday, the IRGC said the US, Britain and France carried out the criminal and deceitful attack in Syria based on a false claim that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons in the militant-held town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta region.
The joint strikes were a "flagrant and undeniable crime" by the three countries and proved "their disgraceful defeat in supporting Takfiri terrorists" and saving them, it added.
Meanwhile, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami also said on Saturday that the missile attack on Syria was another clear example of the US criminal approach against the oppressed nations in the region.
The Iranian defense minister once again reiterated the Islamic Republic's support for the Syrian government and nation in their fight against terrorists.
سایت تابناک از انتشار نظرات حاوی توهین و افترا و نوشته شده با حروف لاتین (فینگیلیش) معذور است.