The United States and some of its allies have been conducting airstrikes against the ISIL terrorists in Iraq since early August. They extended their airstrikes to Syria last month without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.
SHAFAQNA – Iran will coordinate any necessary action against the ISIL terrorist group with the governments of Iraq and Syria, a senior Iranian military official says.
“All of our activities [against the ISIL] would be conducted in coordination and cooperation with the governments of Iraq and Syria,” Brigadier General Reza Talaei-Nik, an Iranian deputy defense minister, told Al-Alam news channel on Saturday.
He went on to say that Iran is prepared to counter any threat posed by the terrorist group against its borders and the holy Shia shrines in Iraq and Syria, but only after “coordination” with Baghdad and Damascus.
Talaei-Nik also called for an end to the supply of money and arms to the ISIL and other terrorist groups operating in Syria and Iraq.
Referring to the ongoing US-led airstrikes against the ISIL in the two Middle Eastern countries, he said that the attacks are ineffective for uprooting the terrorist group.
The ISIL terrorists control large areas of Syria’s east and north. The group first sent its militants into Iraq in June, seizing large parts of land along the border between Syria and Iraq.
They have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations and crucifixions, against Iraqi communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Izadi Kurds and others.
The West and its regional allies, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, are giving financial and military support to the militants.
Source: Press TV