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Iran watchful of US activities in Syria


In reaction to the US military action in Syria, Iran’s Deputy-FM in Arab and African affairs Amir Abdollahian stressed that the solution to confronting terrorism is not to be found in Hollywood adventure movies, and said, “Islamic Republic of Iran is closely following the US airstrike on Syrian territory.”

This senior official said on Tuesday, “We deem the US and several other countries’ actions in Syria a violation of national sovereignty and international law, and believe them to be a basis for a new round of interferences in regional issues.”

“Falling back on interventionist solutions by itself fuels terrorism,” he asserted.

“Iran disapproves of any military action in Syrian territory performed without consent from Syrian government and observation of the international law,” he continued, “since fighting terrorism must not be a basis for violating other countries’ national sovereignty.”

“While stressing the need for responsible, transparent and honest confrontation measures against terrorism, we also demand that the international law and the rights of nations be observed,” he said in a statement.

The United States carried out airstrikes against ISIL (aka ISIS or IS) strongholds in Raqa on Syrian soil on Tuesday.

US media have also reported that five Arab allies had joined in the strikes which are Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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