Parliament Speaker Dismisses Israeli Claim about Striking Iran's Positions
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:36
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani rejected Israeli media
claims that the regime has launched missiles strikes on Iran's military
positions in Syria.
"Israel's remarks are extravagant and this (attack) is not related to the
Iranian forces and they (the Israelis) can have no access in this regard,"
Larijani told reporters in a press conference in Russia on the sidelines of
an international conference in Russia dubbed 'Parliamentary Members vs.
Drugs' on Monday.
"But Israel's behavior is an instance of militarism in Syria and we condemn
it; some countries in the region, unfortunately, show an adventurist
attitude but they will not succeed," he added.
Larijani blasted Israel's aggressive behavior towards Syria, and said the
Russians have several times warned them against such behavior.
Israeli media claimed late last week that Israel has fired missiles at a
military base Iran has been building near the Syrian city of ??al-Qiswa,
Southwest of Damascus.
Some media outlets also reported that Israeli warplanes targeted an
ammunition bunker belonging to the Syrian Army. But other media outlets,
widely quoted in Hebrew media on Saturday evening, claimed that the target
was a military base that Iran is building in the area, about 50 kilometers
(31 miles) from the Israeli border, and that loud explosions were heard
after the attack.
The reports added that Israel fired five missiles. Syrian state media said
its air defenses intercepted at least two Israeli missiles fired at a
government “military position” in Damascus province, but that the attack
still caused damage.