Israeli air strikes killed 11 Iranians in Syria this week: Monitor

Israeli air strikes killed 11 Iranians in Syria this week: Monitor

"The Iranian regime's deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems aimed at Israel is an unacceptable and highly unsafe development for the entire Middle East", the White House said.

The confrontation came two days after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 multinational agreement aimed it curbing Iran's nuclear program.

Israel carried out its largest wave of air strikes in Syria since the 1973 war, hitting around 70 Iranian military bases, supply depots, and intelligence sites, as well as Syrian regime air defence batteries, its military said.

Iran has backed Syria's "right to defend itself" after Israel launched strikes on what it said was Iranian military infrastructure inside Syria.

Avigdor Lieberman's comments were followed by threats from an Iranian cleric that Tel Aviv or Haifa would be in danger if Israel did "anything foolish".

Iran apparently wants to shore up support from Russian Federation.

Israel has acknowledged carrying out over 100 air strikes in Syria since the civil war erupted in 2011.

That move prompted Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to say that Mr Trump's body "will be food for worms".

Nevertheless, Iran's Foreign Ministry condemned Israel's actions, calling them a "blatant violation of the country's sovereignty".

The Israelis said it was Iran's first direct rocket attack against Israeli targets. "This is part of a structural conflict unfolding between Israel and Iran in Syria". "The Zionist regime can not stand peace and stability in the region and sees its own safety in making the region all the more unstable", the ministry spokesman argued, blasting the global community for giving the Israeli regime the green light by refusing to take action in the face of its crimes. Israel said Iran has been deploying its allied militias in the area.

"I hope we've finished this episode and everyone understood". According to the Syrian monitoring centre for human rights, as a result of the Israeli attack killed at least 15 people.

The Israeli attacks are likely to strain the relationship between Iran and Russian Federation, which are fighting on the same side in Syria on behalf of the Assad regime.

In response to the raids, Moscow, which also supports Assad, called on both Israel and Iran to show restraint. The English-language report on the airstrikes from Iran's Fars News Agency made no mention of Iranian involvement.

The EU spoke out hours after the United Kingdom, Germany and France issued similar statement.

It is about the defence Minister said during his visit to the Golan. Iran also installed air-defense systems that can reach into Israel.

Israel said Iranian fighters had carried out that attack.

Iran has taken advantage of the chaos in Syria to build a substantial military infrastructure there. "They are provoking the situation to murder Syrians and Iranians who are fighting ISIS and Al-Qaeda", he added.

Israel had warned Tehran that it would respond to any attack.

After Trump announced the US withdrawal from the deal on Tuesday, Rouhani warned that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an even higher rate if the accord collapses.

"Push the Iranians to expel Qassem Soleimani and the IRGC forces, they will not help you, they will only hinder".

He did not refer to Iran's military presence inside Syria. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, a military spokesman, said four of the rockets were intercepted, while the others fell short of their targets.

Earlier this week, Syrian state media said Israel struck a military outpost near Damascus.



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