TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_“The Islamic Republic of Iran will give a crushing response to any act of aggression or foolish move by the regime (Israel) against our country’s interests in Syria and the region, which will make them regret [their measure],” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday.
Mousavi said that Iran has been present in Syria upon an invitation by and based on an agreement with the Damascus government with the aim of combating US and Israel-backed terrorism, noting that the country will not back down when it comes to “safeguarding its national security and regional interests.”
He said that Israel is characterized over the past 70 years as a terrorist regime that has occupied the Palestinian land and parts of regional countries and pursued massacre, terrorism and acts of aggression.
He stressed that Iran will take Israel’s threats and bellicose remarks to international circles.
The comments came in response to earlier remarks by the Israeli minister for military affairs Naftali Bennet who threatened to act against Iran in Syria.
He said that Israel will continue operating against Iran “until we achieve our final goal: expelling Iran out of Syria.”
“We will continue to prevent Iranian presence on our northern border,” Bennet said, and threatened Iran with attacks while accusing the Islamic Republic of trying to establish terrorist bases.