Iran moves on ISIS targets in Syria. The ire of Israel
Ballistic missiles launched by Islamic Republic struck an IS training center in Deir Ezzor province. It is the first attackon foreign soil since the end of the war with Iraq in the 1980s. A response to the recent attacks on capital. Netanyahu considers the operation a "threat" to the Jewish state. And he sends a warning to Tehran.
Jerusalem (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The launch of some ballistic missiles from Iran against an Islamic State training center in Syria has provoked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wrath, which considers Tehran's operation a threat to the Jewish state. This is the first missile attack launched by the Islamic Republic outside the national borders over the last 30 years, since the 1980s war with Iraq.
Yesterday the Guardian of the Iranian Revolution confirmed the launch of six rockets from the western sector of the country on jihadist targets in northeastern Syria, in the province of Deir Ezzor, largely controlled by the IS. Spokesman General Ramezan Sharif stresses that missiles have targeted "bases of terror" and the operation was "a success".
The attack was a response to the attacks on parliament and the Ayatollah Khomeini Mausoleum on June 7 in Tehran, where 17 people died; The action was claimed by Daesh militias [Arabic acronym for IS].
The Pasdaran leader, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, added that "missiles have been launched by Iran, they have flown over Iraq and landed in Syria." Some flying drones between Damascus and Deir Ezzor transmitted images of the "targets". The launch, the official concludes, is proof of "the capabilities and intelligence" of the Islamic Republic.
The military operation comes a few hours after the shooting down of a Syrian jet by the United States and the message launched by the great ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had promised a "slap to the enemies" to honor the families of the victims of the attacks in Tehran and wars in Syria and Iraq.
If, on the one hand, Iran's religious and military leaders are celebrating yesterday's attack, emphasizing their success, Israel has responded with bellicose tones. Prime Minister Netanyahu says Iran is a "threat" to the Jewish state, the Middle East, and, potentially, the world over. "We follow their actions and follow their affirmations - said the head of government yesterday - and I have a message for Iran: Do not threaten Israel."
Among the Iranian activities that constitute [for Netanyahu] a threat is the "attempt" to create a stable "presence" in Syria and the "transfer" of "advanced weapons" to Hezbollah and other similar operations.
It should be said that launching missiles was not an extemporaneous action or an overwhelming thing: before launching them, Iran transmitted their attentions to their Russian and Syrian allies.