Iranian Official Warns Israel to Stop Syria Attacks

Iranian Official Warns Israel to Stop Syria Attacks

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani warned the Israeli regime to stop supporting terrorists in Syria and attacking the Syrian army and its allied forces or expect a regrettable response.

“The Zionist regime is seeking to stabilize crisis in Syria and has taken measures in direct support of terrorist groups and for hitting the Syrian army and the forces fighting against terrorism,” Shamkhani said in a meeting with Secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev in Tehran on Thursday.

The Iranian official also warned that if the Israeli regime continues its actions in Syria, it will face “regrettable reactions”.

Shamkhani also touched on the US sanctions against Iran, Russia and China, saying Washington’s resort to sanctions results from its frustration in the face of progress and empowerment of those actors, adding that strong economic cooperation and facilitated trade could help the three countries counter the US sanctions.

For his part, the Russian security official stressed the need for closer regional cooperation against terrorism, warning that the US government and some of its allies are transferring defeated terrorists from Syria and Iraq to other places.

Urging the international community to counter the US anti-security measures, Patrushev warned that the world would soon witness a crisis in Afghanistan like that of Syria and Iraq if the United States’ unilateral and dangerous actions were not addressed seriously.

Hailing the efforts by Russia, Iran and Turkey to ensure peace in Syria and prevent harms to people in Idlib, Patrushev said the US administration is making every effort to prevent the return of security to the region and has employed terrorism as an instrument to achieve its objectives.

The first meeting of national security officials of Iran, Russia, China, India and Afghanistan was held in Tehran on Wednesday.

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