Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh condemned on Wednesday the repeated attacks by the Zionist regime against the Syrian territory, specially food and medicine warehouses in the port city of Latakia.
He said that the Israeli regime’s attacks not only are an act of aggression against a UN member state but also they are in blatant violation of Syria’s sovereignty.
Khatibzadeh also described the Israeli regime’s aggression as inhuman and immoral which is aimed at creating insecurity and crises in the region.
The leaders of the regime cannot tolerate stability, security, and tranquility in the region, he also said, adding that the Zionist rulers have built their security based on instability in the region.
According to him, the Zionists, who repeatedly target Syrian territory under false and baseless pretexts, violate and ridicule all international laws, regulations, and norms.
The spokesman further called on the international community to prevent the recurrence of such attacks, which endanger the regional peace and security.
The Syrian nation has the legitimate right to retaliate the acts of aggressors, Khatibzadeh said.
An Israeli air raid struck Syria’s Mediterranean port of Latakia for the second time this month, causing “significant material damage”, according to Syrian state media.
“At around 3:21am (05:21 GMT), the Israeli enemy carried out an aerial aggression with several missiles from the direction of the Mediterranean … targeting the container yard in Latakia port,” SANA state news agency cited a military source as saying on Tuesday.
Live footage aired by state television showed flames and smoke in the container terminal. Later on Tuesday, the Syrian government’s media office said emergency services brought under control fires that had broken out in the port’s container storage area.
The missile attack also wrecked the facades of a hospital, some residential buildings and shops, according to SANA.