US Upsetting Regional Security, Iranian Spokesman Says after Airstrikes

US Upsetting Regional Security, Iranian Spokesman Says after Airstrikes

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – In response to the recent US airstrikes on Syria’s Al-Bukamal on the common border with Iraq, the spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry denounced the US administration for sticking to the wrong path, creating tensions, and upsetting security of the region.

Asked by reporters about the airstrikes that the US has conducted against targets allegedly belonging to Iraqi resistance groups along the common border with Syria, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said at a weekly press conference on Monday, “The US is still following a wrong path in the region.”

“Unfortunately, what we see is that the US administration continues with the failed American policies in the region not only on the issue of sanctions, but also on regional policies,” the Iranian diplomat said.

He further advised the US government to rectify its policies and let the people of the region decide their own fate without American interference instead of “emotional behaviors, creating crisis, living in tension, and leaving troubles for the people of the region.”

“What the US is doing is upsetting security in the region, and it itself will be one of the victims of such insecurity,” Khatibzadeh warned.

According to reports, a child has been killed and three other civilians have been wounded in the airstrikes the US conducted against three targets allegedly belonging to Iraqi resistance groups along Iraq and Syria’s common border.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby announced the attacks in a statement on Sunday, saying the “precision airstrikes” had hit two locations in Syria and another in Iraq near the border.

He said the attacks had taken place "at President Biden's direction,” alleging that they hit “facilities” used by “multiple” groups.

The spokesman specified two of the groups as “Kata'ib Hezbollah and Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada.”

The targets had been selected because the alleged facilities were used by groups “that are engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks against US personnel and facilities in Iraq,” he said.

Syria’s al-Ikhbariyah news channel, meanwhile, reported that aerial offensive had targeted the town of al-Bukamal in the eastern province of Deir Ez-Zur. The channel said “massive explosions” had shaken the areas that lie along the common border.

A reporter with the official Syrian Arab News Agency said American warplanes had targeted houses in Bukamal’s outskirts in early Monday.

The correspondent said the attacks had killed one child and wounded three other civilians.

The US-led military coalition that has been allegedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the Arab countries since 2014 has staged many attacks against the Iraqi groups in the past.

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