TEHRAN (Dispatches) – Iran’s lawmakers on Sunday condemned a missile attack on Syria by the U.S., the UK, and France and reiterated Tehran’s continued support for Damascus.
"The U.S., as the global axis of evil along with Britain and France, demonstrated the culmination of its enmity toward the Islamic community by its massive missile attack against the Muslim country of Syria,” they said in a joint statement.
"Condemning the brutal crime of the U.S., Britain and France, we the representatives of the great nation of Iran voice our strong support for Syria as the front line of resistance,” the statement read.
"We are confident that the United States will fail in this new adventure, just as it has failed over the last seven years,” the lawmakers said.
Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Muhammad Hussein Baqeri and Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami also reaffirmed Tehran’s support for the Syrian government and nation.
In separate telephone conversations with Syria’s Defense Minister Ali Abdullah Ayoub on Saturday evening, the Iranian commanders slammed the tripartite attack as a criminal move aimed at making up for the defeat of Western-baked mercenaries in the Arab country.
The aggressors would not make any gains from the "illegal and barbaric” strike, Baqeri told the Syrian minister, adding the aggression will only strengthen unity between the Syrian government and nation against the enemies.
"The nation and the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to fight alongside the Syrian people and the Syrian armed forces against criminal terrorists,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Iranian defense minister hailed the Syrian air defense’s interception of missiles fired at the country as a "major step towards the ultimate victory” over the arrogant powers and their terrorist mercenaries.
Hatami hit out at the "triangle of evil” for supplying Saudi Arabia with the bombs that are being dropped on the Yemeni women and children every single day, saying the supporters of terrorism commit such crimes whenever their plots are thwarted.
"Such crimes will bring them nothing other than embarrassment,” the Iranian minister noted.