Iran officially condemns Israeli strikes inside Syria

French President Macron waves next to German Chancellor Merkel as he arrives to receive a Charlemagne Prize in Aachen

French President Macron waves next to German Chancellor Merkel as he arrives to receive a Charlemagne Prize in Aachen

It said it hit targets near the capital, in southern and central Syria, targeting weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by elite Iranian forces in Syria.

The White House on Friday slammed Iran for its "reckless actions" that it warned poses a "severe threat" to stability in Middle East.

In his speech announcing the USA withdrawal from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Trump called Iran the "world's leading state sponsor of terror", citing its support for "terrorist" proxies and militias such as Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as its activities in Yemen.

The comments also followed on from an escalation in tensions between arch-foes Israel and Iran on Thursday. But there are no Iranian bases in Syria.

It also has spy drones that it can use to attack from the sky. An Israeli warplane was shot down during the battle. "And if anyone prepares to harm us, we will take preemptive action to harm them first", he said.

On Thursday, Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon demanded the United Nations Security Council condemn the missile strike and press for the withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has already said that Israel won't exist in 25 years if it continues to destabilize the region.

In Iran's first official reaction to the attack, a report in state-run IRNA yesterday quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying the Israeli attack on Syria under "fabricated and baseless excuses" is a breach of the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.

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

Firing from the war has sometimes also spilled over into Israel as well; in response to such cases, the Israel Defense Force returns fire to remind those behind the gunfire that Israel is not in that war.

Launching a new war could endanger Hezbollah's political support base, including its Shiite constituency, which is wary of another ruinous war with Israel. The cross-border exchange gave way to a war of words.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday evening, may 10, had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may.

In a separate development, Yemen's Houthi rebel group fired at least one missile at Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Iran denies arming them.

Iran has sent thousands of troops to back Assad, and Israel fears that as the fighting nears an end, Iran and tens of thousands of Shiite militiamen will turn their focus to Israel. "We, of course, struck nearly all the Iranian infrastructure in Syria, and they need to remember this arrogance of theirs".

"Syria wants peace, but today, after seven years of war, the Syrian people and army have become much more resilient".

Since late March, Hamas has been staging weekly mass protests meant to break a stifling, decade-long Israeli-Egyptian blockade on the impoverished territory.

But major nuclear proliferation experts around the world, as well as many of America's own top military generals and European governments, have unilaterally supported the Iran deal, arguing that it is the best way to keep Iran from pursuing nuclear enrichment.

"Decisions on the Iranian side took longer than expected, global banks were reluctant to work with Iran and the recent decline in the value of (Iran's currency) made worldwide business even more hard", she said.

However, the deal came with time limits and did not address Iran's ballistic missile program or its regional policies.

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