Referring to an attack by Israel on a major airport in Syria, Qassemi said, “There is no doubt that such raids are aimed at weakening the legitimate government of Syria.”
The Iranian spokesman said the attacks are clear violations of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of an independent UN member state, and run counter to global peace and security.
Qassemi said such aggressive operations contribute to the reinforcement of Takfiri-Zionist terrorists who are getting closer to decline and annihilation on a daily basis, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website.
He also called on the international community, particularly the United Nations, not to remain silent and to spare no effort to prevent it from happening again.
Earlier on Thursday, Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan had also condemned the attack, saying the aggression was in line with Israel’s policy to help the terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government.
“In my opinion, those operations help terrorists,” Dehqan said while on a visit to Moscow, adding that the strike was meant to undermine the gains made by the Syrian government against terrorist groups, Press TV reported.
“When it becomes worse for the terrorists, the strikes follow, bringing them a message saying: ‘We are defending and protecting you, so don’t worry and if it’s necessary we’ll intervene,” the Iranian defense minister stated.
Such strikes “are only aimed at ensuring the survival of terrorists,” he added.