Iran says Syria has every right to defend itself against Israel


"We made the choice to build peace in the Middle East". No more taking them at their word; a verifiable end to Iran's missile programs, whether long- or short-range; No sunset - a permanent and verifiable end to Iran's nuclear ambitions. It's the best way forward to guarantee what the JCPOA has failed to do: stop Iran from ever acquiring nuclear weapons and protect the American people and our allies from the world's leading state sponsor of terror. "They need to remember the saying that if it rains on us, it'll storm on them".

Russia, Iran, and Turkey regularly meet to discuss the regulation of the Syrian war, where the three countries have positioned themselves as major players. "Syria has every right to defend itself", the broadcaster quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying.

On Thursday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that it had hit dozens of military targets belonging to the Iranian Quds Forces in Syria after the Iranian forces allegedly fired 20 rockets at IDF positions in Golan Heights.

Tehran and its allied Shi'ite Muslim militias back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

All eyes were on any fresh military activity yesterday, after Israel carried out widespread deadly raids against what it said were Iranian targets in Syria on Thursday in response to rocket fire towards its forces that it blamed on Iran.

He says it's bad enough that Iran already bankrolls and supplies terrorist groups like Hezbollah and Hamas with threaten Israel on a daily basis from Lebanon and Gaza respectively. The only conflict is that the Iranians are supporting the enemies on the borders of Israel. Leaders in both countries may be eager for the United States to have a military confrontation with Iran, but they would prefer to cheer on Mr Trump from the sidelines rather than become involved in a war themselves.

It could involve Saudi Arabia and Egypt. However, proponents of the deal have said those time limits were meant to encourage more discussion with Iran in the future.

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As the USA coalition focused squarely on eliminating what's left of ISIS - while letting other anti-American entities metastasize - the balance of power has shifted towards the Iranian axis, allowing for the Tehran regime and its proxies to usurp territory and influence. "I repeat: Whoever harms us - we will harm him many times over, and whoever prepares to harm us - we will act to harm him first".

Israel might take part in such a war, but it is scarcely in its interests to do so. That brings to 42, including 19 Iranians, the total killed during the two days of strikes.

The Syrian Observatory of Human Rights said Saturday that 11 Iranians were among the pro-regime fighters killed in strikes by Israel, which has vowed to prevent Iran gaining a military foothold in neighbouring Syria.

Iran has denied any involvement.

He gyrates between isolationism and military intervention.

Rouhani told the German leader: "Determined to achieve and maintain regional stability and security, Iran has always tried to de-escalate tensions in the region".