Jan 17, 2024, 8:30 AM

UN reacts to Iran's anti-terrorist operations in Iraq, Syria

UN reacts to Iran's anti-terrorist operations in Iraq, Syria

TEHRAN, Jan. 17 (MNA) – The United Nations has reacted to the anti-terrorist operations carried out by Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in Iraq and Syria on Tuesday.

The UN said Tuesday it is “very concerned” about Iran's reported ballistic strikes in Syria and Iraq as it urged “maximum restraint.”

“We once again urge maximum restraint and avoid any further escalation in a region that is ... already volatile,” said spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, Anadolu Agency reported.

“The Secretary General further underlines that all security concerns between Iraq and Iran must be addressed through peaceful means, and dialogue in accordance with the principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity, and good neighborly relations,” he added.

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) had fired barrages of ballistic missiles against facilities belonging to the Daesh and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Takfiri terrorist groups in Syria.

Daesh had claimed responsibility for two explosions that killed nearly 100 people and wounded scores of others at a memorial for Iran’s top anti-terror commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani in the southeastern Iranian city of Kerman on January 3.

In a simultaneous operation on Monday, the IRGC struck an espionage unit used by anti-Iranian terrorist groups associated with the Israeli regime in Erbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdistan Region.

Separately on Tuesday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said the IRGC strikes were part of "just punishment" against violators of Iran’s security after the deadly terrorist attacks in Kerman.

"The Islamic Republic has always supported peace, stability, and security in the region and respected other countries' sovereignty. Nonetheless, Tehran will not hesitate to exercise its legitimate and legal right to deter all sources of threats against its national security, defend its citizens, and punish the criminals,” said ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani.


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