An Iranian official has warned of Israel’s warmongering policies in the Middle East, saying the regime’s acts of provocation pose a serious threat to regional security.
“The Zionists (Israelis) will be the main loser of [their] warmongering [policies] in the region,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian Parliament speaker’s special advisor on international affairs, said in a Sunday meeting with Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan.
Amir-Abdollahian added that Israel’s provocative actions and its violation of Syria’s territory are the main threats to regional security.
Stressing the importance of improving Tehran-Moscow relations to boost security in the region, the Iranian official said the Islamic Republic and Russia have successfully cooperated in the fight against terrorism in Syria.
The Iranian official’s remarks came a day after Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, spoke to the Lebanese TV station, al-Mayadeen, saying that Hezbollah could strike anywhere in Israel with its precision rockets, noting that the resistance front possessed enough number of such rockets to hit any point across the occupied territories.
Hezbollah is capable of inflicting a major blow to Israel in a possible conflict, says a commentator after remarks by the resistance movement’s head on Saturday night.
He added that the resistance front could respond to Israeli strikes in Syria with a strike on Tel Aviv, emphasizing that any attack by the Tel Aviv regime inside the Lebanese territory would be viewed as a declaration of war in which case, the occupied territories would be the main battlefield for such a war.
The Russian diplomat, for his part, said Tehran and Moscow had common strategies on different issues.
Dzhagaryan added that Russia supported the expansion of cooperation with Iran in various fields of mutual interest.
Back in December, Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri said the armed forces of Iran and Russia should boost their cooperation in the fight against terrorism given the ongoing very sensitive situation in the region and across the world.
Iran’s military chief says the armed forces of Iran and Russia should boost their cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
“The success of the armed forces of the two countries in the process of combating terrorism in Syria and the defeat of Takfiri terrorists and their supporters in the region indicate the determination and capacities of Iran and Russia to counter the existing threats,” Baqeri said in a meeting with Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Vice Admiral lgor Osipov in Tehran.
The meeting came after a senior Russian official dismissed the Israeli regime’s demand that Iran be forced out of Syria, saying that the issue is none of Tel Aviv’s business as it is Syria’s sovereign right to authorize Iranian military advisors on its soil.
Russia says Iran’s presence in Syria is at the official request of the Syrian government and other parties are not in a position to interfere with this issue.
“Syria is a member of the United Nations,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said, adding that the Arab country “has equal rights” over its self-determination with Russia, the US and any other member of the UN.