Exclusive - Iran Pres.Asst. says Tehran to respond to Al-Bukamal raid
The Iranian President's Assistant for Parliamentary Affairs, Mohammad Hosseini, said, in an interview with Al Mayadeen, that "the fingerprints of the United States are visible regarding what is happening in Iran recently."
The Iranian President's Assistant for Parliamentary Affairs, Mohammad Hosseini, confirmed to Al Mayadeen that his country will "definitely respond to the bombing of [fuel] tankers" at the Iraqi-Syrian border.
The Iranian news agency, IRNA, reported, on Thursday, that the raids targeting a convoy of fuel tankers that were crossing the Al-Bukamal border from Iraq toward Syria last Tuesday evening, did not lead to any casualties.
The agency quoted an informed source as saying that "two tankers of the convoy, consisting of 22 fuel tankers, were subjected to aerial bombardment at the Al-Bukamal border crossing between Syria and Iraq, noting that none of the drivers was hurt as a result of the attack."
Field sources confirmed to Al Mayadeen that, "the Israeli occupation is behind the drone attack on the al-Qai'm border crossing [between Iraq and Syria]," noting that, "the drones targeted two fuel tankers and no human losses were confirmed."
Hosseini: The United States' fingerprints are all over Iran riots
Hosseini discussed the riots taking place in Iran, noting that "they will not be the last," given that the United States "has been hostile toward the Iranian people for 70 years."
Hosseini explained that "the United States' fingerprints are visible regarding what happened in Iran recently," and noted that "the US-based CNN news channel aired scenes of their training before they were sent to Iran," thus implicating the US further as it became evidence that "the United States used terrorist groups" to attempt to destabilize the country.
"الأحداث التي نشهدها لن تكون الأخيرة فـ #أميركا تعادي شعبنا منذ 70 عاماً"— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) November 10, 2022
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Hosseini said, "there are media channels, including Iran International and BBC Persian, that have attacked our people on a large scale."
He stressed "the necessity of strengthening our media channels and raising the level of awareness among our people," adding, "We must strengthen Persian-speaking channels and other languages to spread the truth and expose the diabolical methods of the [international] arrogance's media."
The official commented on the recent events saying that "Iran is facing a complex war," and said that they have "the ability to overcome this and we have the experience for that."
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Hosseini criticized those self-proclaimed defenders of human rights and women's rights "who have not denounced the terrorist crime in Shiraz."
Hosseini added that "Iran arrested those who committed the crimes," stressing at the same time that Iran "will not delay in responding abroad, as it did in the Kurdistan region of Iraq."
The resistance front in the region has very high capabilities
Hosseini explained that Iran's military capabilities are to maintain deterrence, and not to attack any country, unless it is requested officially to intervene, as in the case of Iraq and Syria against ISIS terrorists.
The Iranian President's Assistant for Parliamentary Affairs, Mohammad Hosseini, revealed that "Iran has cities of underground missiles and weapons that it has not announced yet," stressing that "'Israel' is not stronger than the United States, which it learned its lesson."
Hosseini continued: "We rained missiles on the Ain al-Assad base after the assassination of the martyr Lieutenant-General Qassem Soleimani, and they could not respond to us."
"أمطرنا قاعدة عين الأسد بالصواريخ بعد اغتيال الشهيد #سليماني ولم يستطيعوا الرد علينا"— قناة الميادين (@AlMayadeenNews) November 10, 2022
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The Iranian President's Assistant for Parliamentary Affairs stressed that "the resistance front in the region possesses very high capabilities, and the enemies know this, so they create strife and send terrorists."
"We have military cooperation with several countries, and we seek to strengthen the axis of resistance," Hosseini stated.
He commented on the economic sanctions against Iran, saying that "they are aimed at starving the Iranian people, making them despair and putting pressure on the government," adding that "whoever imposes them will not reach any result."
Earlier in the day, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi confirmed that the policy of destabilizing security and stability in Iran will be defeated, as has the policy of sanctions.
Prior to that, Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi confirmed that the leaders of the recent riots in Iran had received training in 7 different countries.
Recently, Iran has witnessed riots that have caused the death and injury of security forces and civilians alike. On the other hand, huge mass rallies in support of the state took place.