In a Saturday statement, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi referred to the Zionist regime’s latest claims and propaganda about the Israeli warplanes’ repeated invasions of the Syrian territory and the Syrian army’s shoot-down of one of them, and said, “As a sovereign state, the Syrian government and nation have the legitimate right to defend their territorial integrity against any foreign invasion.”
He also noted that Israel cannot cover up its invasions of and crimes against the Muslim states of the region through its usual blame game and lying tactic, which is an integrated part of the illegitimate Zionist regime.
The spokesman underlined that the Israeli regime’s claims about the flight of an Iranian drone [in Golan Heights] as well as Iran’s role in the shoot-down of the Israeli jet are “too ridiculous to be taken seriously.”
“The Islamic Republic of Iran only has an advisory presence in Syria at the request of the legitimate and legal government of Syria,” he stressed.
Earlier, Israel’s Military Spokesman Ronen Manelis said the Israeli regime holds Iran directly responsible for the crash of its jet in Syria.
“This is a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory. Iran is dragging the region into an adventure in which it doesn’t know how it will end,” he claimed in a statement.