Iran General NewsAhmadinejad slams US raid as 'savage act'

Ahmadinejad slams US raid as ‘savage act’

-

ImageAFP: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday slammed a deadly US raid on a Syrian village as a "savage act", state news agency IRNA said.

ImageTEHRAN (AFP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday slammed a deadly US raid on a Syrian village as a "savage act", state news agency IRNA said.

"The United States has committed a new error while carrying out this senseless and savage act," Ahmadinejad was quoted as telling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a telephone conversation.

"The Iranian people and government will always be on the side of their Syrian brothers," he added.

Iran is Syria's chief regional ally.

Damascus says eight civilians, including children, were killed in a helicopter assault on Sunday launched by US troops from Iraq on a Syrian village near the Iraqi border.

The operation has provoked condemnation from a number of world governments.

A US official in Washington has said the operation targeted a top militant who smuggled arms and fighters into Iraq but officially the State Department and Pentagon have declined to comment.

On Tuesday, Syria protested to the UN Security Council over what it branded a barbaric action, with the official press calling it a "cold-blooded war crime."

US commanders say Syria is the main transit point for foreign jihadists crossing into Iraq and have blamed Damascus for turning a blind eye to the problem.

Latest news

Iran’s Pharmaceutical Industry on the Verge of Extinction

In Iran, patients with unique and critical diseases are experiencing intimately suffer from a dire drug and medicine supply...

The Latest Status of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Complexity does not describe the current state of Iran's nuclear program; The situation has become much more complicated, and...

Iran’s People Do Not Buy the Regime’s Economic Promises

Right before Ebrahim Raisi, the Iran regime’s president took the office, he and his economic team introduced a 7000-page...

Protests Continue in Iran With “Death to…” Slogans

During the nomination of his cabinet in the Parliament last year, President Ebrahim Raisi spoke about his priority...

Iran: Instances of Systematic Corruption

—Three board members of the Iran Commerce Chamber have paid a 28-billion-rial down payment and 1.94-billion-rial rent of their...

Truth on the Spread of Addiction in Iran and Regime’s Goals

A citizen from Shiraz, who was a victim of the Iranian regime’s criminal policy, has spoken up about the...

Must read

Rafsanjani: Iran will not retreat in nuke row with West

Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 20 – A senior...

IAEA Leader’s Phone Tapped

Washington Post: The Bush administration has dozens of intercepts...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you