Iran warns missile attack on IS in Syria can be repeated

Iran warns missile attack on IS in Syria can be repeated

The missile attack was the first by Iran outside its own territory in 30 years, since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88, media in the Islamic republic has reported.

The launch, which hit Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour on Sunday night, appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict amid its support of embattled President Bashar Assad.

A statement issued by U.S. Central Command said the plane was downed "in collective self-defense of Coalition-partnered forces".

"Iran's missile capability protects its citizens in lawful self-defence and advances common global fight to eradicate ISIS and extremist terror", Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet, using another acronym for IS.

The twin attacks were claimed by the IS group.

The Guards' followed through on a vow to exact revenge on the Islamic State for its attack on Tehran's parliament and the shrine of the regime's founder Ayatollah Khomenei on June 7, killing 17 people. The regional and worldwide sponsors of the terrorists must receive the revealing message of the assault, ' he said.

The tweet appeared to refer to comments made by Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud, in May, who said Riyadh would bring "the battle" for regional influence inside Iran.

The Zolfaghar missile, unveiled in September 2016, was described at the time as carrying a cluster warhead and being able to strike as far as 700 kilometers (435 miles) away.

It is now unknown whether the missiles struck their targets, as the Regime claim, as they have not fired mid-range missiles since the end of the Iran-Iraq war.

Senior Iranian officials, however, have pointed a finger at Saudi Arabia, Iran's Sunni regional rival.

Netanyahu was a vocal opponent of the 2015 deal between Tehran and major powers that saw sanctions against Iran eased in return for curbs on its nuclear programme. "We will slap them", Khamenei says in the video, before it fades into a footage of the missile launch on Sunday night.

Rezaei also called the missile attacks "the message of Iran's authority" to "the supporters of terrorism". The Iranians unveiled the Zolfaghar in September, with a banner saying Iran could destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa [d].

It sends "a message to the Saudi-led alliance that "our missiles have the range and the accuracy to strike anywhere in the region", Handjani said.

Breitbart News previously reported that shortly after the Ramadan attacks took place in Tehran, Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the attacks were a cowardly act and reportedly downplayed the tragedies as a "minor issue".

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