Iranians among dead in Israel's strikes in Syria, monitor says


The White House condemned Iran's "provocative rocket attacks from Syria against Israeli citizens" and expressed strong support for "Israel's right to act in self-defense, " while Russian Federation said the Israeli strikes marked a unsafe escalation, urging both Israel and Iran to avoid provoking each other.

The United States' decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal threatens another war in the Middle East, likelier to be bloodier than the ones already ravaging the region.

On Saturday Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will embark on a diplomatic tour to Beijing, Moscow and Brussels and will hold meetings with the five remaining signatories.

We have written extensively at Tsarizm about Russia's new role of arbiter she is now playing in the Middle East, attempting to prevent all-out conflict between Israel, Syria, Hezbollah, and Iran. It also said it destroyed several Syrian air-defense systems after coming under heavy fire and that none of its warplanes were hit.

Iran has advisers and experts, and has backed tens of thousands of militiamen who are fighting alongside Assad's forces in the Syrian civil war.

Israel's military said the attack targeted Iranian military sites and was a retaliation to earlier rockets that were launched towards military positions in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights but failed to reach Israeli territory.

The administration "strongly support Israel's right to act in self-defense", the White House said in a statement Thursday. The worldwide community's silence encourages Israel's aggression. "We did not come to the Iranian border, they came here", he said.

In Iran's first official reaction to the attack, a report in state-run IRNA yesterday quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying the Israeli attack on Syria under "fabricated and baseless excuses" is a breach of the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.

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Israel said it was responding to rocket attacks against military positions in the occupied Golan Heights.

"Should there be another Iranian attack, we will be prepared for it, " he said.

"The pretext [for the bombings] was to allegedly strike Iranian bases".

It reiterated that Iran was preparing to resume "industrial-scale" uranium enrichment "without any restrictions" unless Europe provided solid guarantees that it could maintain trade ties despite renewed United States sanctions.

After Trump announced the USA withdrawal from the deal on Tuesday, Rouhani warned that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an even higher rate if the accord collapses.

French presidential officials say Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on European signatories to help keep the deal afloat.

Trump said the 2015 nuclear deal that allowed for the lifting of sanctions wasn't tough enough on Iran.

Le Maire proposed creating a European body that would have the same kind of powers that the U.S. Justice Department has to punish foreign companies for their trade practices.