Apr 6, 2024, 9:09 AM

Iran warns US to stay away so it won't get hurt

Iran warns US to stay away so it won't get hurt

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) – The Islamic Republic of Iran has sent a letter to the United States warning it not to get dragged into Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trap, according to a presidential official.

“In a written message, the Islamic Republic of Iran warns US leadership not to get dragged in Netanyahu's trap for US: Stay away so you won't get hurt. In response US asked Iran not to target American facilities,” Mohammad Jamshidi, the deputy chief of staff for political affairs to the Iranian president, tweeted on Friday.

The letter comes after Israel launched a terrorist attack on Iran’s consulate in Damascus killing several high-ranking officials.

Observers say the Damascus attack was an attempt by Israel to drag the United States into a direct conflict with Iran.

Meanwhile, the US said it sent a message to Iran urging the country not to target American bases and forces.

Speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller noted that the message said the United States “was not involved” in Monday’s deadly airstrikes on the consular annex of Iran's embassy in Damascus.

“We made very clear to the Iranians that we had no involvement in this strike, we didn’t know about it at the time,” he said.

On Monday afternoon, Israeli warplanes bombed the Iranian consulate, situated next to the embassy building in Damascus’s Mezzeh district.

The air raid led to the martyrdom of 13 people, including seven members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) who were on an advisory mission to Syria. 

Iranian officials have emphasized the country’s right to deliver a firm response to the Israeli crime.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Israel’s biggest supporter, the United States, should be “answerable” over the terrorist attack that violated all international obligations and conventions.


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