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Iran urges serious reaction to Israeli airstrike on Syria

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi

Source : Presstv / 1 Feb 2013

Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi warns of an international plot in Syria, urging a serious reaction to Israel’s aerial assault on a research center near the Syrian capital to prevent the regime from repeating such attacks.

“A serious reaction should be shown to the event. We should be very cautious about the regime’s dirty goals in the region because the Zionist regime [of Israel] does not move within the framework of humanity, wisdom and international regulations,” Salehi said on Thursday.

He expressed hope regional countries would reconsider their approaches and unanimously condemn the Israeli regime’s airstrike on Syria.

We expect those countries in the region which are moving in a direction that is not in accordance with maintaining Syria’s national interest to rethink about their strategy, Salehi pointed out.

The Syrian Army said in a statement on Wednesday that two people were killed and five others injured in an Israeli airstrike on a scientific center in Jamraya, located 25 kilometers (15 miles) northwest of the capital Damascus. 

The Iranian minister said Tehran has repeatedly emphasized that Syria, as a main chain of resistance, is faced with an “artificial crisis” and added that since the outset of the crisis in the Arab country, the Islamic Republic insisted that every government should be accountable to legitimate demands of the people.

Salehi stated that time proved that many armed foreign militants have come to Syria and caused major catastrophe in the country. 

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. 

Many people, including large numbers of security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.


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