News ID: 320572
Published: 0333 GMT March 12, 2022

Iran reserves right to self-defense against Israeli terrorism

Iran reserves right to self-defense against Israeli terrorism
SANA

Iran said it considers itself rightful to defend itself and its interests against Israel’s acts of terrorism after an Israeli missile attack on the Syrian capital Damascus killed two Iranian officers last Monday.

The Islamic Republic of Iran reserves its inherent right to self-defense, under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, to respond to such criminal act whenever it deems appropriate,” Irans permanent mission to the United Nations wrote in letters to the UN secretary general and the Security Council.

Iran recognizes that the Israeli regime is fully responsible for all the consequences of these criminal acts, and seriously warns the regime about taking further adventuristic and malevolent measures,” the letter read, Press TV wrote.

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps identified the slain officers as IRGC colonels Ehsan Karbalaeipour and Morteza Saeednejad.

Undoubtedly, the Zionist regime will pay the price of this crime,” the IRGC said in a statement on Tuesday.

The IRGC spokesman said Israel would be dealt with decisively for the killing the officers. The Zionist enemy knows that it will not benefit from such crimes and will receive decisive responses,” Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said on Wednesday.

Iran maintains an advisory mission in the Arab country, helping it in the face of foreign-backed militancy and terrorism. Back in 2017, the advisory assistance helped Syria defeat the Daesh terrorist group.

The Monday attack does not mark the first time Israel targets Iranian forces.

In 2018, Iran said four military advisers were killed by Israeli aggression in central Syria. The IRGC had also previously announced the killing of some of its members on a mission in Syria.

A UK-based war monitor says Israel has carried out raids in Syria at least seven times so far this year, AFP reported.

Last month, Israeli raids near the capital killed two Syrian soldiers and four resistance fighters, the observatory said.

Israel is believed to be supporting militant groups that have opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since foreign-backed militancy erupted in Syria in March 2011, Press TV wrote.

Since then, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes inside Syria, targeting government positions as well as allied forces and fighters.

The regime keeps a significant military presence in Syrias Golan Heights, which it uses as one of its launchpads for attacks against Syrian soil.

Tel Aviv mostly keeps quiet about its attacks on Syrian territory, which many view as a knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian governments increasing success in confronting terrorism.

 

 

   
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