Iran says Syria has every right to defend itself against Israel

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Hours later, Israeli warplanes attacked dozens of allegedly Iranian targets in Syria. Nobandegani also denied that Iran had any military forces in Syria at all. The White House said both condemned the rocket attacks.

A hard-line Iranian cleric threatened that Iran would retaliate if Israel "does anything foolish".

This exchange of fire represents a new, stepped-up phase in the escalating Israeli-Iranian standoff in Syria.

On Thursday, Israel accused Iran of firing a barrage of rockets against the Israeli side of a ceasefire line on the Golan Heights, partly controlled by Israel since the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

His remarks drew chants of "Death to America!" from those gathered for Friday prayers in Tehran. Trump may similarly be deluded about the chances of sanctions driving Iran to a new nuclear deal which would in effect be terms of surrender dictated by the US.

He posted a message on Twitter jabbing the Arabs a day after Trump announced that he was pulling the USA out of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

"Officials shouldn't trust France and Britain". The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russian Federation also urged the conflicting parties to show restraint.

Germany is ready to help 120 of its firms to keep doing business with Iran, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Friday.

The statement was sharply critical of President Donald Trump, calling his administration "extremist" and the USA withdrawal from the accord "unlawful".

"Since the signing of the JCPOA (nuclear deal), we have gone from an atmosphere like a gold rush, to one of utter depression", said a Western trade diplomat on condition of anonymity. The grouping includes Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

Qasemi criticized what he called "the silence of countries and worldwide institutions in the face of such acts and aggressive behavior by the Zionist regime".

Iran has denied involvement in rocket attacks on the Golan Heights that led to Israeli strikes on Iranian sites in Syria.

"We will not allow Iran to entrench itself in Syria".

"We are working with Iran to encourage it not to make any ill-considered steps and not to exit", Ushakov said. "It's a UN Security Council Resolution and it belongs to the entire world". Merkel is to make a trip to Russian Federation next Friday, and Macron is set to meet Putin during a business forum in St. Petersburg the following week. Saudi Arabia, the other major power in the Middle East, said that it is prepared to develop nuclear weapons should Iran restart its program.

Iran's mistake was to underestimate Israel's ability to put a stop to this plan.

Simmering tensions between Israel and Iran escalated this week following President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday.

But she emphasised that numerous problems began long before Trump's move last Tuesday.

Trump pulled America out of the 2015 accord on Tuesday. With Iran and everyone else complying with the deal, the United States is seen as the spoiler, and is facing a backlash for it.

She conceded that "it is certainly anything but ideal" and acknowledged that there are many other issues of concern with Iran. "That diminishes confidence in the global order". If we get rain, they'll get a flood. The vast Hezbollah missile and larger militant infrastructure in Lebanon remains entirely unscathed and can be utilized by Iran at any time.