Claims that 'accurate and pinpoint munitions' were used

Iranian foreign ministry: IRGC attacks on Erbil were ‘righteous punishment’

ERBIL, January 16 — The Iranian foreign ministry website published a statement by the Ministrys spokesperson on the Iranian attacks in Iraq and Syria.

The statement that translates to English as follows:

Nasser Kanaani, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, regarding the recent military action of the Islamic Republic of Iran against a center affiliated with Mossad in Erbil and a base linked to terrorists in Idlib, said: The action taken was in line with the authoritative defense of the sovereignty and security of the country, countering terrorism, and part of the righteous punishment of the Islamic Republic against those who encroach upon the country’s security.

Kanaani added: The Islamic Republic of Iran has always been a supporter of peace, stability, and security in the region and is committed to respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries. At the same time, it will not hesitate to use its legitimate and legal right for a deterrent response to sources threatening national security, and also in defending the security of its citizens and punishing criminals.

Kanaani stated: While the enemy, with its wrong calculations, committed a crime against the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Republic, with its high intelligence capabilities, identified the headquarters of the criminals in a precise and targeted operation, and targeted them with accurate and pinpoint munitions. This was part of the response of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the actions against the national security of Iran and the security of Iranian citizens.

Kanaani added: Terrorism is a pervasive global threat, and Iran is determined in its resolve to fight terrorism within the framework of regional and international joint cooperation.