News   /   Politics   /   Defense   /   Editor's Choice

Jewish MP stresses Iran’s right to hit any territory used as launch pad for hostile attacks

A photo shows the representative of the Iranian Jewish community at the parliament, Homayoun Sameh Yah.

The representative of the Iranian Jewish community at the parliament has expressed the community’s support for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ retaliatory missile strike on Israel’s Mossad centers in Iraq, stressing Iran’s right to launch a barrage of missiles at the soil of any country that is used as a launch pad for hostile attacks.

Referring to the latest IRGC’s retaliatory attack on Mossad bases, Homayoun Sameh Yah told Iran’s Fars News Agency on Monday that the assault was just a warning, “otherwise Iran’s defensive and military capabilities are greater than these”.

“Iran’s military and missile power today is equivalent to that of the major world powers,” he added.

Sameh Yah stressed that “the Iranian Jewish community supports the IRGC’s missile attack on the Zionists’ bases in Iraq’s Erbil”.

The lawmaker noted that the neighboring countries must know that they “would face our missile attacks”, if they endangered our country’s security by allowing Iran’s enemies to erect spy and military bases on their territories.

Sameh Yah also said that the IRGC showed that “we have no reservation” in preserving “the security of our country”.

A dozen ballistic missiles hit secret Mossad bases in the Iraqi Kurdistan city of Erbil on Sunday, reportedly leaving several Israeli operatives dead.

In a statement issued Sunday, the IRGC indicated that the operation was in response to an Israeli airstrike on the Syrian capital of Damascus last Monday, in which two IRGC officers were killed.

Last week, IRGC identified the two slain officers as colonels Ehsan Karbalaipour and Morteza Saeidnejad, warning that Israel would "pay for this crime".

On Thursday, Iran’s permanent mission to the United Nations had written to the UN secretary general and the Security Council, saying Tehran "reserves its inherent right to self-defense, under Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, to respond to such criminal act whenever it deems appropriate”.

Iran “recognizes that the Israeli regime is fully responsible for all the consequences of these criminal acts, and seriously warns the regime about taking further adventuristic and malevolent measures,” it said.


Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses:

Press TV News Roku