Iran's Attack on Israel Condemned

The White House has condemned the Iranian regime's attack on Israel from military bases in Syria, and, in a statement from Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, also expressed strong support for “Israel's right to act in self-defense.”

An Israeli soldier guards an Iron Dome air defense system deployed in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria. (File)

Israel reported that late on May 9 Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Qods Force fired 20 rockets at Israeli military positions in the Golan Heights.

Israel responded to the missiles by launching airstrikes against dozens of Iranian targets in Syria, including munitions store houses, logistics sites and intelligence centers used by Iranian forces in Syria.

In the White House statement, Press Secretary Sanders said, “The Iranian regime's deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems aimed at Israel is an unacceptable and highly dangerous development for the entire Middle East. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the IRGC, bears full responsibility for the consequences of its reckless actions, and we call on the IRCG and its militant proxies, including Hezbollah, to take no further provocative steps.”

“The United States,” she said, “also calls on all nations to make clear that the Iranian regime's actions pose a severe threat to international peace and stability.”

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