The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran claimed on Saturday that the co-ordinated strikes on Damascus by France, the U.K, and the United States were a crime that would not solve any of the current issues in the regions.
“Today’s dawn attack on Syria is a crime. I clearly declare that the president of the United States, the president of France and the British prime minister are criminals,” Khameini said in a Speech
“They will not benefit [from the attack] as they went to Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan in the past years and committed such crimes and did not gain any benefits,” Khamenei added.
Iran has been a long time supporter of the Assad-government, and both Iran-backed militias and members of the Iranian armed forces have played a major role in fighting the rebel forces and ISIS insurgents that came into power in 2011. This has led to increased animosity between Iran and America.
A spokesperson for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps said that these strikes could lead to a dangerous confrontation between the opposing factions:
“With this attack … the situation will become more complex, and this will surely be at the expense of the United States, which will be responsible for the aftermath of upcoming regional events that will certainly not be in their interest,”
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