TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry denounced the US aerial siege on several buses carrying women and children in Syria, describing the move as part of attempts to undermine Lebanon’s victories against the Daesh (ISIL) Takfiri terrorist group.

“The US siege on women and children is an illogical move given a history of cooperation between Washington and Daesh,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Sunday.

“We believe this is an attempt to negatively affect the victory of the Lebanese government and Resistance movement,” the Foreign Ministry’s official website quoted him as saying.

“The aerial siege against women and children in civilian buses and the killing of several pregnant women over the past two days could turn into a humanitarian disaster if it continues,” Qassemi said, warning that it could further fuel violence across the region.

He also welcomed and expressed support for humanitarian efforts made by the Lebanese resistance movement and Lebanon’s government to save innocent civilians, which turned Lebanon’s military triumph into an even greater victory.

Thanks to the resistance shown by the governments, armies, and resistance forces of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon and by virtue of the cooperation and support of Iran and Russia, the Daesh terrorist group is on the verge of complete annihilation, and the campaign to fully eradicate terrorism in Syria and Iraq is going on with a vengeance, he stated.

Therefore, the spokesperson added, imposing a blockade on a number of women and children in a desert has no military value and will only stoke violence in the region.

“Fighting armed Daesh militants is different from killing ordinary and innocent people,” he added.

“Iran, as a country which is at the forefront of the campaign against terrorism, especially Daesh, calls on the UN to intervene and prevent the killing of innocent people,” Qassemi concluded.