During a phone conversation between Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu and Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan on Tuesday evening, the two sides, while reviewing the latest regional and international developments, emphasized the need for cooperation and greater efforts to carry out more serious attacks on terrorists.
Brigadier General Dehghan pointed to the intrusive US missile attack on al-Shayrat Airbase asserting “in addition to being a breach of all international rules and regulations, the measure also aimed at boosting the spirit of terrorists.”
The official underlined that the attack also sought to repair the damaged image of US President Donald Trump inside that country and to deviate the US public opinion from the country’s domestic issues.
He further highlighted that the US was following a suspicious and dangerous scenario in the region to compensate for the failure of terrorists in a bid to create consensus against the legitimate government of Syria and to justify its military presence in the region.
“Recent US move revealed that the new rulers of the white House are not honest in the promises they had made during their presidential campaigns for fighting against terrorists,” said Iran’s defense minister adding “rather, they take steps to back terrorist and attack on Syrian people and armed forces.”
Brig. Gen. Dehghan said terrorists had to realize they could not continue their criminal acts anymore and warned Americans that actions will not remain unanswered should they be repeated.
At the end of his remarks, the official reiterated that US will have to pay heavy prices for repeating similar actions; “unlike what Americans want, the Resistance front is committed to continue its anti-terror measures.”
Later, the Russian defense minister, while confirming the remarks made by his Iranian counterpart, called for reinforcing the Syrian Army and popular forces against terrorists.
Shoygu also referred to Russia’s determination to exploit all its political and military capacities in line with striking acute attacks on terrorists and their supporters.