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Just a small slap, Iran Foreign Ministry says of IRGC missile raid

Bahram Qassemi

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry described a relentless war on Takfiri-Wahhabi terrorist groups as an indispensable part of Tehran’s policy, saying a Sunday night missile attack the IRGC carried out against the positions of terrorists in Syria was just a small slap and a warning.

“The missile attack on the positions and bases of Takfiri terrorists in (Syria’s) Deir ez-Zor was only a small slap and just a warning in order to awaken those who could not or still cannot realize the realities in the region and their limits,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi told ISNA on Monday.

Referring to security as Iran’s redline, he said those who believe they can achieve security and stability by paving the way for the presence of trans-regional countries are making a “brazen and strategic mistake.”

Qassemi also explained that the missile attack had been coordinated with the Syrian government in advance.

Late on Sunday, the IRGC fired six missiles, including high-precision Zolfaqar missiles, at various targets in Syria’s eastern region of Deir ez-Zor within a range of 650 to 700 kilometers.

The missile raid, described by the IRGC as a successful operation, was in retaliation for a recent terrorist attack in Tehran claimed by Daesh.

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