A number of Iranian lawmakers say the IRGC’s Sunday missile strikes targeting the terrorists’ positions in Syria were not only a response to the recent Tehran attacks, but also a strong warning to the extremists’ supporters.
In separate comments, a group of Iranian MPs who survived the recent terrorist incidents in Tehran stressed that the ISIS attacks on Iran’s parliament and the mausoleum of late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, have not undermined the nation’s determination to fight terror.
Farhad Tajarri, an MP from Kurdish parts of western Iran, said the missile strikes from two Kurdish-populated provinces of Iran on terrorist hideouts in Syria had a clear message to the terrorists that they cannot cast doubt on the loyalty of the Kurdish areas of Iran to the Islamic Republic.
He went on saying that the Kurdish- populated regions in Iran are of significant importance and their people’s will to stand by the Islamic Republic has not been undermined over the past decades.
The representative of Hamedan province in Iran’s parliament, Amir Khojasteh, said the crushing response of Iran to the terrorists will alleviate the nation’s immense sorrow at the martyrdom of innocent victims of Tehran attacks.
He said that the international community has understood the fact that Iran has no hesitation in ensuring its security.
Seyyed Qassem Jassemi from Kermanshah province said the Iranian nation supports the move of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps to target the terrorists’ positions in Syria.
“Iranians have unanimously expressed their outrage at the terrorist attacks aimed at undermining our security. I hope the unity will be maintained under the guidance of Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei,” he noted.
Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh from Eslamabad-e Gharb and Dalahu, two other Kurdish-majority cities, said the first message of Iran’s missile attacks was to show the Islamic Republic’s military might to the world.
“The second message of the strikes was directed at the regional masters of terrorists who have been seeking to embroil Iran in the regional crisis. And the third message was for the US and its allies which believe the region is not yet militarily competent enough,” he said.
The lawmakers also said “interestingly enough, the US and its regional allies were taken aback by the missile attacks and comment on them only after 17 hours.”
Mohammad-Reza Tabesh from Ardakan said the strong reaction of IRGC to Tehran terrorist attacks reveals that nothing can undermine Iranians’ will to fight terror.
He also noted that the attacks sent this message to the terrorists and their supporters that destabilisation of Iran will lead to regional destabilisation.
Asadollah Abbasi from Rudsar said Iran used to have only an advisory role in Syria, but the recent terrorist attacks left Iran with no choice but to directly get involved in the military attacks on ISIS in Syria.
He went on saying that the strikes are aimed at thwarting enemies’ plots to attack Iran.
The Iranian MP from Qom, Mojtaba Zonnour, also said ISIS suffered a heavy blow by the attacks adding, this is not going to be the last missile attacks of Iran against the terrorists’ hideouts.