Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said that international indifference to incessant Israeli strikes on Syria has further emboldened Tel Aviv to press ahead with aggression and brazenly violate international rules and regulations.
“No doubt the United States’ overt and covert support play an important role in emboldening the occupying regime to not only continue occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights, but also to launch aerial and missile attacks on Syria’s state and public infrastructure repeatedly,” Khatibzadeh said, according to Iran Press.
Khatibzadeh also condemned Israel’s recent missile strikes on the suburbs of Damascus, saying the Israeli military is acting as the air force of terrorist groups wreaking havoc inside Syria.
He said Israel launches attacks whenever the Syrian military scores a victory against terror outfits.
The spokesman underlined the need for a strong response to Israel's acts of aggression both on the battle field and at the international level.
At least three people were killed after Israel launched a string of airstrikes on the outskirts of Damascus late on Friday.
Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that the attack took place at around 23:01 local time on Friday (20:01 GMT on Friday) when the Israeli army launched a barrage of surface-to-surface missiles at targets on the southern outskirts of Damascus.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country, Press TV wrote.
Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of the resistance movement Hezbollah which has played a key role in helping the Syrian army in its fight against the foreign-backed terrorists.
Tel Aviv mostly keeps quiet about its attacks on Syrian territories which many view as a knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism.