Iran, Syria condemn Israel for 'lifting morale of terrorists' with Damascus airstrikes

Israel has not officially acknowledged carrying out the attack, which was captured on film by eyewitnesses on the ground.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 8, 2014 13:36
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Video of alleged Israeli strike on Syria. (photo credit: screenshot)

Iran and Syria on Monday condemned Israel for the airstrikes that hit near Damascus on Sunday.

The foreign ministers from both countries held a joint news conference during which they charged that the attack proves that Israel was making common cause with “terrorists” in Syria fighting the regime of President Bashar Assad.

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Israel has not officially acknowledged carrying out the attack, which was captured on film by eyewitnesses on the ground.

During their news conference in Tehran, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took turns denouncing the attack.

Moallem said the airstrikes “lifted the morale of terrorists” while Zarif said that the bombings made it more urgent for Syria to “dry up the sources of terrorism.”


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