Commenting on the American aggression that targeted the Shayrat airbase of the Syrian armed forces in the morning of last Friday, the leadership of the joint operation room [Russia, Iran and the allied forces] in Syria issued the following statement:
1- The American attack against Syria is a dangerous violation and bold aggression against the sovereignty of the Syrian state and its people. It is condemned and it proves once again the wrong options and calculations the US makes.
2- This attack is a notorious continuation of injustice and discrimination against Syria, in a time when it has been fighting multinational terrorism on behalf of the entire world since 6 years, sacrificing the blood of many of its people to achieve victory over those barbaric terrorists.
3- We condemn any attack on civilians whoever they are. And what happened in Khan Shaykhun is condemned as well despite our belief that it has been prepared ahead by some countries and organizations to make it a pretext for attacking Syria.
4- Those who support, train and fund the armed terrorist groups such as Daesh, al-Nusra and their Takfiri affiliates, and back those who violate the legitimate rights of the people of the region, and those who used the veto dozens of times against the Palestinian people has no right to present their selves as a human rights defender and pretend caring for the dignity of the peoples of the region especially in Syria, Iraq and Palestine.
5- The arrogant US neither waited anybody’s permission nor respected the member states of the United Nations Organization, and before the results of the investigations on the Khan Shaykhun were issued, it attacked Syria and boasted what it did.
6- We are not ignorant of what the US is seeking to achieve in North Syria and Northwest Iraq. They have to know that we are accurately observing every single step and movement they make, and that their attempt to control this spot of land makes them an illegitimate power to occupy sovereign Syrian lands.
7- The US attack on Syria surpassed all redlines in which from now on we will fiercely respond to any aggression and any redline violation whoever the perpetrator. The US knows very well how able we are to retaliate.
8- This American behavior won’t hinder our battle to get rid of terrorism, we will continue our fight by the side of the Syrian Arab Army and the friendly Syrian Armed Forces to liberate every Syrian land from the dirty occupation.
9- Russia and Iran won’t allow the US to control the world and impose the unipolar system by continuing direct aggression against the Syrian state, violating international laws and the United Nations framework, and will stand against the US powerfully no matter what.
10- In response to this criminal aggression, we, as Syria allies, will increase our support of the Syrian Arab Army and the brotherly Syrian people in various means.
Source: Al-Ahed news