Iran condemns US bombing of civilian targets in eastern Syria

26.03.2023, Iran.

The US army’s attack on civilian targets in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zour has been condemned by Iran, the Mehr news agency reported on March 26.

The ongoing illegal US military presence in Syria and the occupation of parts of the country, as well as US attacks on various targets in that country are a violation of international law, Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said.

According to Kanaani, the pretext for the presence of US troops on the territory of Syria is the fight against ISIS (organization banned in Russia), “in the creation of which Washington played a key role”. Under this pretext, the US is occupying Syria, plundering its riches, such as energy resources and grain.

The spokesman recalled the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Suleimani by Americans. “No one will forget that General Qasem Suleimani and Iranian counterterrorism advisers played a key role in fighting terrorism together with the armed forces and the people of Syria,” he added.

Kanaani noted that Iran’s military advisers are in Syria at the request of the Syrian government. They are helping Damascus fight terrorists.

Iranian advisers will remain in Syria until peace, stability and solid security are restored in the country,” the diplomat added.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency