Iranian President Claims He Doesn’t Want ‘New Tensions’ After Getting Decimated by Israel
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reportedly doesn’t want “new tensions” after his country’s military bases were decimated by Israel on the evening of May 9.
According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), Rouhani made that statement to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call. However, the AFP report also notes that Allaeddine Boroujerdi, chairman of Iran’s parliamentary committee on foreign affairs issued a veiled threat toward Israel for “playing a dangerous game.”
Israel fired missiles into Syria after Iran’s Quds Force launched 20 missiles toward Israel, four of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome. No Israeli casualties occurred from Iran’s missiles, but Israel want to send a message that such strikes would not be tolerated.
According to Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, most of Iran’s military sites were destroyed by Israeli’s retaliatory strikes.
“If we get rain, you will get a flood,” Lieberman declared. “We will not let Iran use Syria as a base to attack us from.”
There were reportedly 23 fighters killed in Israel’s strikes against Iran in Syria
The United States, Britain and Germany all condemned Iran for their missile strikes against Israel. The United Nations has called for calm, but has not directly condemned Iran for their missile strikes.
“The international community must not stand idly by while a tyrannical regime attacks a sovereign nation and continues to threaten the very existence of a member-state of the United Nations,” Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon wrote in a letter to U.N. Chief Antonio Guterres.
Regardless of if the international community stands with Israel or not, Rouhani’s words suggest that Iran now understands that it will face the full fire and fury of Israel if they dare attack the Jewish state again.