She said that she would respond with “decisiveness” to the targeting of militia bases belonging to her
Calm prevailed in eastern Syria yesterday, in the wake of clashes between US forces and armed factions linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. However, this field calm was accompanied by a remarkable escalation in the Iranian position against the Americans, as Tehran warned of a “decisive” response in the event of targeting bases that have been targeted. Established in Syria at the request of its government.
Iran’s entry into the front line between militias linked to its intelligence and US forces in eastern Syria came despite US President Joe Biden’s announcement, during his visit to Ottawa, Canada, on Friday, that “the United States does not seek conflict with Iran, but is ready to work forcefully to protect Iran.” its people.”
The Iranian warning was issued the day after the killing of 19 fighters, most of them from pro-Iranian groups, as a result of US air strikes that targeted military bases and weapons depots in eastern Syria on Thursday-Friday night, in response to a drone strike that killed an American contractor. On Friday night, pro-Iranian fighters again targeted bases in eastern Syria where US forces are located, while the latter responded by carrying out new air strikes, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Nornews news agency quoted a spokesman for Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Keyvan Khosravi, as saying yesterday, “Any justification for targeting bases that were established at the request of the Syrian government to confront terrorism and (ISIS) elements in this country will be met with a decisive counter-response.” Khosravi denied Iran’s involvement in the attack on US bases in Syria, saying, “Washington cannot attribute the natural and legal confrontation of the occupied countries (Syria) with the US military forces to other countries.”