Wide Condemnation of US-Led Coalition Airstrikes against Syria Army Positions in Deir Ezzor

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:44

CAPITALS, (ST)-The US-led Coalition’s cowardly airstrikes which targeted Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzor province continued to receive strong condemnation. The attack claimed the lives of tens of army personnel and injured more than a hundred others.

In Tehran, Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani on Tuesday condemned the US aggression on the Syrian Arab, stressing that it came in support for the terrorist organizations.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry also strongly condemned the US-led bombardment of Syrian army forces, describing it as a clear sign of American support for the terrorist groups in the Arab country.

In comments on Sunday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said US-led bombing of Syrian forces and a subsequent offensive by the ISIS demonstrates that terrorist groups in Syria benefit from the backing of the US.

He slammed the airstrike as a violation of Syria’s independence and sovereignty, noting that US attacks are even risking the “ceasefire” and propping up the group which has been explicitly branded as a terrorist one in the United Nations Security Council resolutions, as reported by Tasnim.

Attacking Syrian Troops Shows US True Intentions

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the international adviser to Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, also said US airstrikes on Syrian government forces that are fighting terrorists highlight Washington’s true intentions.

“We strongly denounce the US measures, and do not believe that it was a military mistake,” said Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday during a meeting with Syria’s Ambassador to Tehran, Adnan Hassan Mahmoud.

The US will do anything to weaken Syria’s morale and boost terrorist groups, he added.

India mocks U.S. for justifying aggression as a mistake

In New Delhi, Secretary General of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yashori on Tuesday slammed the US aggression as an intervention in Syria’s internal affairs and to empower the terrorist groups against the Syrian army.

Yashori mocked the U.S. for justifying the attack as a mistake, saying the American pretext is unacceptable and urging the United States to stop interfering in the affairs of the region’s countries and let the peoples decide their future themselves.

The Czech websites lashed out at the American flagrant aggression against the Syrian Army in Dei Ezzor, saying the attack affirmed that the Americans were still refusing to coordinate their operations against ISIS terror Organization with Syria and it also indicated that the US-led coalition’s anti-ISIS operation “is not effective.”

US Airstrikes on Syrian Army ‘Horrible Incident’ Jeopardizing Truce – Kremlin

In Moscow, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the US-led coalition’s airstrike against the Syrian troops was an awful incident, threatening the “ceasefire” regime, according to Sputnik.

“We know about the horrible incident, I mean the airstrike against the positions of the Syrian army that was mistakenly carried out, according to the Pentagon’s claims. Of course, all that threatens the ceasefire regime.

Bolivia: Aggression Weakens anti-terrorism front

The Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs also condemned the American aggression, stressing that it “weakens the anti-terrorism Front and affirms that the white House is defending the extremists”.

It added that the attack violates the truce conditions and threatens international efforts to reach political settlement in Syria, urging the United States to explain the incident to the Security Council and the United Nations which should adopt necessary measures as to prevent repetition of such criminal acts.

Hezbollah: US Allegations about Fighting ISIL ‘Propagandist’

Hezbollah denounced the US-led strikes on Syrian army position in Deir Ezzor, describing as propagandist Washington’s allegations that the coalition was fighting the Takfiri ISIL group.

In a statement released by the party’s Media Relations, Hezbollah said that US allegations it had ‘mistakenly’ hit Syrian army positions are delusional.

ISIL attacks on the Syrian army coincided with US raids revealing Washington’s complicity with terrorist groups.

Such coincidence “reveals the collusion between Washington and these groups, if not the submission of terrorist groups to orders issued by some US administration officials,” the statement added.

Many Arab politicians, men of religion, and students in addition to Syrian expatriates also affirmed that the American aggression was a planned and intentional attack targeting the Syrian army which is defending Syria’s unity, sovereignty and independence in the face of the Zionist terrorist takfiri aggression.

Hamda Mustafa


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