Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

Iran's FM Arrived In Damascus Via Lebanon After Syria Airport Bombings

Saturday, 10/14/2023

Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian entered Syria by the Lebanese land border Friday after two bombings this week closed Damascus and Aleppo airports.

Allahkaram Moshtaghi, the political advisor of the Iranian embassy in Beirut wrote on X that Israel "imagined stopping the revolutionary diplomacy of the Islamic Republic if it hit Damascus and Aleppo airports", but after meeting with senior Lebanese officials he has entered Syria through the land border of Lebanon.
Israeli missiles targeted the airports in the Syrian capital Damascus and Aleppo on Thursday, damaging their runways, according to Syrian military sources. The Israeli military does not comment on such reports.
As part of its ongoing operations against Iran-linked proxies in Syria, Israel has long targeted the Aleppo and Damascus airports. It has been reported that strikes on these airports are intended to disrupt Iranian supply lines to Syria, where Tehran has grown in influence since it began supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the 2011 civil war.
Amir-Abdollahian is on a regional tour that took him to Baghdad and Beirut where he warned that the Hamas-Israel conflict could spread to other parts of the Middle East if Israel's attacks on Gaza do not cease immediately.

The Iranian regime celebrated Hamas' bloody attack on Israel that killed well over 1,000 civilians and led to an ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

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