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Iranian lawmaker: Syria has a right to retaliate
Mohammad Hassan Asafari condemns alleged Israeli strike in Jamraya, urges international community to take firm stand on the issue
An Iranian lawmaker condemned the alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria saying Damascus retains a legal right to retaliate, Iran's Press TV reported.


“Damascus retaliation against the illegal move of the Zionist regime is a right of the Syrian people,” Mohammad Hassan Asafari, a member of the Majlis Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, said on Thursday.


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He added that Israel's move was a clear breach of international law, saying it violated Syrian sovereignty. Asafari urged the international community to take a firm stand on the issue.


The Iranian lawmaker emphasized that during the upcoming summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Egypt, Muslim countries should not merely issue a statement in condemnation of the attack but should also adopt a firm stand vis-à-vis Israeli officials.


Asafari noted that if a proper response is not given at present, Israel will not hesitate to carry out further attacks on Syrian territory.


He urged the OIC, the UN and the Security Council to condemn the airstrike and the violation of Syria's airspace.




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