Iran raps Israeli aggression on Syria, urges united stand against Tel Aviv
Press TV -(Sun May 5, 2013) Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has condemned the Israeli military aggression against Syria, urging regional countries to stand up against Tel Aviv.
Mehmanparast on Sunday slammed the Israeli aggression and Tel Aviv’s attempts to create insecurity and instability in the region.
Calling for unity and solidarity among regional countries and their convergence against Israeli threats, Mehmanparast described as calculated Tel Aviv’s attacks against Damascus and the desecration of a revered site belonging to a Shia Muslim figure, Hujr ibn Adi, by the terrorists in Syria.
“The Zionist regime and its allies seek to create ethnic and religious discord among Muslim countries,” Mehmanparast said.
The Syrian state television reported on Sunday that Israel has attacked the Jamraya research center, located northwest of the capital, Damascus. The center had been targeted by another Israeli airstrike back in January.
The Sunday attack came shortly after Tel Aviv confirmed that its warplanes had hit another target in Syria on Friday.
Tel Aviv has made no confirmation on the latest Israeli strike. “We don’t respond to this kind of report,” an Israeli military spokeswoman said.
On Saturday, US President Barack Obama said the Israeli regime had the right to launch airstrikes on Syria.
The turmoil in Syria began over two years ago, and many people, including large numbers of Syrian soldiers and security personnel, have been killed. The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country.
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad said in April that the situation in the country was improving as the army enjoys popular support in the fight against terrorism.