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Iran: Israeli strikes on Aleppo an attempt to heal humiliation in Gaza

Photo shows Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kana’ani.

Iran has denounced Israel’s airstrikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying the attack is a failed attempt to heal the regime’s humiliated image in the the besieged Gaza Strip.

“These attacks are a clear violation of international laws and regulations and Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity and a serious threat to regional and international peace and security," Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan'ani said on Friday.

“It is necessary for the international community and the United Nations Security Council to take preventive measures and hold the aggressor Zionist regime accountable in addition to condemning such assaults,” he added.

A number of Syrian civilians and military personnel were killed and injured in an Israeli aerial assault that targeted several areas in Aleppo countryside earlier in the day.

Syria’s official news agency SANA said the Israeli aggression coincided with airstrikes by foreign-backed Takfiri terrorist groups from the neighboring province of Idlib on the same area.

Expressing his condolences and sympathies with the Syrian government and people as well as the families of the victims of the attacks, Kan'ani called for global action to hold the Israeli regime to account.

Such attacks, which were coordinated and synchronized with the attacks of terrorist groups in Syria, are a “clear testimony to the support of the terrorist regime of Israel for terrorist groups and ideologies in Syria”, he said.

“They have for many years threatened the national security of Syria and jeopardized the security of the region and sacrificed the lives of thousands of innocent citizens for their sinister goals and those of their supporters,” he added.

Pointing to Israel’s defeat in the Gaza Strip, Kan'ani said, "The aggressive attacks on Syria are a desperate and failed attempt to continue and expand the crisis in the region with the aim of healing the humiliated image of this regime in front of the Palestinian nation and the resistance groups.”

Kan'ani stressed that dealing with the Israeli regime’s dangerous adventurism that violates the security and stability of the region is an international and global responsibility.

Israel unleashed its war on Gaza on October 7, 2023, after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the usurping entity in retaliation for the regime's intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people. 

The Tel Aviv regime has also imposed a “complete siege” on the territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food, and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.

Since the start of the offensive, the Tel Aviv regime has killed more than 32,500 Palestinians and injured nearly 75,000 others.

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