Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the Islamic
Republic's missile capability helps the international fight against
Iran's missile capability protects its citizens in lawful self-defense
and advances common global fight to eradicate ISIS (ISIL aka Islamic
State) terrorist group and extremist terror, Zarif wrote on his twitter
account June 19.
The top Iranian diplomat’s statement comes after the IRGC targeted ISIS
positions in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor on June 18 in response to the group’s
recent terror attacks in Tehran, which killed 18 people and injured 50
All of the six mid-range ballistic missiles targeting the terrorist
positions have hit the intended targets, according to the IRGC.
The missiles were launched from Iran’s western provinces of Kermanshah
and Kordestan and passed through Iraq’s territory before hitting the
targets in Syria.
The IRGC coordinated the attack with the Syrian government prior to launching missiles.