Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks
Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks
Iran Launches Missiles into Syria targeting ISIS
23 Giugno, 2017, 21:36
Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched the missiles against the site in Deir al-Zour, according to the Tasnim news agency.
The Guard said it launched the strikes on Sunday in retaliation for attacks in Tehran earlier this month that were claimed by the Islamic State group. The Guard released black-and-white footage it said came from a drone showing the strikes, a column of thick black smoke rising into the sky after the attack. On June 7, gunmen and suicide bombers attacked the parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, killing 17 people. Dozens of Shia militias known as popular mobilization units are securing Iraq by controlling territory taken from the Islamic State.
A Western intelligence source said it was "unquestionably Iranian".
For his part, Abadi said that the Iraqi government seeks expansion of cooperation with Iran especially in economic sphere.
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Iran simply hasn't had occasion to use missiles offensively at such a range, and has focused their missile program on primarily be a retaliatory deterrent. Also, Iran fired several ballistic missiles Sunday night at IS positions in eastern Syria.
"We are carrying out operations from inside Iranian territories, like America and Russian Federation, which, as military powers, occupy a special position", Alaeddin Boroujerdi, an Iranian MP who heads the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said in an interview with state TV.
It comes amid the worsening of a long-running feud between Shiite powerhouse Iran and Saudi Arabia, which supports Syrian rebels and has led recent efforts to isolate the Gulf nation of Qatar.
"The Saudis and Americans are especially receivers of this message", Gen. Ramazan Sharif of Iran's Revolutionary Guard told state television.
US President Donald Trump meanwhile accuses Iran of backing terrorism - a charge it denies - and has threatened to tear up a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers.
"The bigger slap is yet to come", the ex-IRGC leader tweeted.
Moscow also suspended the hotline established in October 2015 to prevent accidental engagement of Russian and United States warplanes over Syrian territory, but such a move was threatened after the April missile launch ordered by the USA president and was never carried out, so it may turn out to be just posturing.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended the attack in a Twitter post on Monday. "We are tracking their actions and also their words".
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