TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi praised a missile attack by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) against Takfiri militants in eastern Syria and said it proved the Islamic Republic’s determination to fight terrorism.
“Any move or act, whether by military or political sectors in the world… definitely conveys special messages,” Qassemi told reporters at his weekly press conference in Tehran on Monday.
It can be explicitly said that the missile attack proved “Iran’s serious resolve” to fight terrorism, he said, adding that the world witnessed this determination in the early hours of Monday by the IRGC forces.
He further rejected any negative impact of the missile attack on the Astana peace process and said there is no special concerns.
The Syrian issue has been mostly resolved and terrorism is now limited to certain areas in Syria, he said, adding that the Astana peace process is going on.
The missile strike took place in early Monday by the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, leaving large groups of terrorists and ringleaders linked to the Ahvaz terrorist attack dead and injured, according to a statement by the IRGC following the attack.
During the operation, dubbed “Muharram Strike”, six mid-range ballistic missiles were fired from a missile base belonging to the IRGC Aerospace Force in west Iran, and the “mercenary and criminal” terrorists were hit from a distance of 570 kilometers, the statement said.
Following the missile strike, the IRGC flew seven combat drones and bombed the positions and strongholds used for accommodating and supporting the terrorists that are mercenaries of the global arrogance, it added.
The statement also said accurate reports show that a number of leaders of terrorists and leading elements behind the recent crime in Ahvaz have been killed or injured, while their logistical infrastructures and ammunition depots were annihilated.
During a military parade in Ahvaz, which was staged concurrently with nationwide military parades on September 22 to mark the Sacred Defense Week, Takfiri militants wearing disguise opened fire at the people participating in the ceremony.
The attack was simultaneously claimed by the Saudi Arabia-linked al-Ahwaziya terrorist group, and the Daesh Takfiri terror outfit, which is suspected of receiving Saudi patronage.